Five policemen and three prisoners were injured after a vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident at Brazloo area of Kulgam in south Kashmir on Tuesday afternoon.
Reports said that a police vehicle carrying prisoners while returning from a local court in Kulgam towards the district jail in neighboring Pulwama district skidded off the road and rolled down from Zig near the bridge at Brazloo, Kukgam.
In the mishap, five policemen and the three inmates were injured, they said.
Medical Superintendent SDH Kulgam Dr GM Bhat said that they have received eight injured persons including five cops and three prisoners.
Station House Officer (SHO), Kulgam Irshad Reshi also confirmed the mishap and said that all the injured have been hospitalized and their condition is said to be stable.
He said that the police team was carrying the three under trails from Pulwama jail to a local court in Kulgam for hearing. The officer said that the mishap occurred in the area when they were returning back to the district jail Pulwama after attending the court hearing.
A police vehicle while travelling through Brazloo area of District Kulgam met with a road accident today afternoon, the spokesman in a statement said.
The spokesman in a statement said that in this mishap, the three prisoners and five policemen boarding the vehicle sustained injuries.
“The local police evacuated all the injured to the nearby hospital for medical treatment. They are stated to be stable,” the spokesman said.
Police is probing the cause of the mishap, he said.