Srinagar, May 13: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday issued a statement and said that after fearing sabotage, CRPF party manning the Naka fired warning shots which hit the left shoulder of a driver who subsequently was declared brought dead by doctors at SMHS hospital.
“Today, at about 1020 hours a civil vehicle, Wagon R, registration No JK02AK 6702 broke a Check point of J&K police and sped and came across another Check point of CRPF, manned by troops of C/141 Bn CRPF and jumped this Check point as well at Gulmarg – Narbal Road near Police Post Narbal”, statement issued by CRPF said.
It said that, “A convoy of Army, at that point in time, was passing through the adjacent road and fearing a sabotage, the CRPF jawan of C/141, manning this Naka, fired warning shots. This civil car was driving in the wrong direction of the road and that was even more alarming. When the car didn’t stop, despite warning shots, the jawan fired at the car and in turn, the driver was hit on his left shoulder. Subsequently, he was shifted to SHMS hospital, Srinagar, where, he was declared as brought dead by the doctors”.
“The individual was identified as Peer Mehraj-ud-din son of Gulam Nabi resident of Makhama Beerwah of central Kashmir’s Budgam district”, statement added.