Woman injured after CRPF fires on vehicle in Awantipora
Srinagar: A woman was injured on Saturday after security forces fired on a vehicle which did not stop at a checkpoint in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police sources said.
The vehicle was signalled to stop at the checkpoint in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district, but it sped away, they said.
According to the sources, the security forces at the checkpoint fired some shots on the vehicle following which the woman was injured.
Reports said that a vehicle Wagon R bearing registration number JK01J- 8038 was signaled to stop by a policeman identified as SgCt NaserUllah at Awantipora Chowk at about 03:15 PM but the driver hit him and escaped from spot.
“The vehicle was again signaled to stop at Padgampora bridge but again it didn’t stop. The CRPF 130Bn deployed on naka there fired warning aerial shots but the driver remained defiant and didn’t pay heed to stop the vehicle,” an officials said.
“Thus, due to mistaken identity over great suspicious act of driver; the vehicle was fired upon by CRPF party, resulting its tyre burst and also in the ensuing incident one woman identified as Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, daughter of Parvaiz Ahmed Sheikh (who was travelling on the said vehicle) of Muran Pulwama sustained bullet injuries in her right arm,” officials said.
Moreover, they said that the driver of the vehicle identified as Junaid Tariq Dar, son of Tariq Ahmed Dar of Bedalpora, Handwara was arrested and the vehicle was seized as well.
“The injured woman was shifted to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Awantipora by Police and wherefrom she was shifted to Bone and Joint (B&J) Hospital Srinagar for further treatment. Her condition is reported to be stable by doctors,” officials said, adding that the injured police SgCt is also stable and a case under FIR number 48/2021 under relevant section of law has been registered and investigations have been set in motion.