Six policemen and two prisoners were injured after a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident at Kheribal area of Mattan in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday afternoon.
Reports said that a police bus carrying two prisoners while on the way to a local court in Kulgam from the district jail in neighboring Anantnag district turned turtle near mountains of Kheribal, Mattan.
In the mishap, six policemen and the two inmates were injured, they said.
Block Medical Officer (BMO), Mattan Mohammad Ashraf Pader said that they have received eight injured persons including six cops and two prisoners.
Among the injured, BMO said that the two prisoners Tawseef Ahmad of Tangdoo village and Rasik Ahmad of Such Kulgam were referred to district hospital Anantnag for specialized treatment.
The injured policemen were identified as Ghulam Mohdin (Police Station Yaripora), Mushtaq Ahmad (Police Station Yaripora) , Farooq Ahmad (Police Station Kulgam) Mohd Shafeeq (DPL Kulgam), Farooq Ahmad (PS Qazigund) and Masood Ahmad (DPL Kulgam).
Station House Officer (SHO), Mattan also confirmed the mishap and said that all the injured have been hospitalised and their condition is said to be stable.
He said that the police team was carrying the two prisoners from the district jail to a local court in Kulgam for hearing.
A case has been registered and investigations into the matter have been initiated, he said. (GNS)