‘Army Man Arrested for Injuring Youth’



Irritated people Monday chased an Army vehicle and handed over the erring driver to police after he allegedly hit a youth injuring him critically on Bemina Bypass in summer capital Srinagar.

Eyewitnesses told CNS that a speedy Army vehicle bearing registration number 14d194474N hit a youth on Bemina Bypass. The drivers according to witnesses fled from the spot after the accident while irate people chased his vehicle and overpowered him.

The Army driver who was identified as Sumit Kumar of 128 Bn ASC was handed over to police and accordingly his “vehicle was seized”.

Shortly after the incident scores of people amid anti-army slogans hit bypass and blocked the vehicular movement. However, they decided to disperse after police assured action against the guilty army driver.

Confirming the incident, a police official from Batamaloo police station told CNS that the injured youth was shifted to SKIMS while a formal case has been registered against the Army driver.

A doctor from SKIMS identified the injured youth as Shabir Ahmed Bhat son of Abdul Majid Bhat a resident of Brein Nishat.


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