SRINAGAR: Police on Sunday claimed to have solved hit and run case by arresting driver, owner of tipper and impersonator in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
A Police spokesman in a statement said that on December 1 at about 17:00 hours Police Station Chadoora received an information that at Hardpora chadoora one vehicle tipper bearing registration No. JK04A/6869 driven by unknown driver while coming from Charar-e-Sharief towards Chadoora hit one scooty bearing registration No. JK04G/6003 driven by unknown rider, which was coming from opposite side resulting in injuries to the said scooty rider/pillion rider.”
“Both the injured persons were shifted to the hospital for treatment, who were later identified as Ubaid Shafi s/oMohd Shafi Aakhon r/o Namblabal Pampore (Scooty rider) and Huzaib Ahmad Yattoo s/o Tariq Ahmad Yattoo r/o Nagam Chadoora (Pillow rider),” he said.
The spokesman said that upon this information, the case FIR number 195/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Chadoora, and the investigation was taken up.During the course of the investigation, both the accident-met vehicles were seized in the instant case.
He said that during treatment on December 2, one of the injured, namely Ubaid Shafi succumbed to his injuries at SMHS Hospital Srinagar. During the course of investigation, one person namely Feroz Ahmed Sheikh s/o Mohammad Abdullah Sheikh r/o Gopalpora Wathora appeared before police station Chadoora claiming to be the driver of the tipper at the time of incident . However, during his questioning, it was ascertained that the actual driver of the tipper at the time of the incident was one Zahid Ahmed Gojri s/o Ab Rashid Gojri resident of Rawalpora Srinagar.
“During investigation, it was also ascertained that the actual tipper driver namely Zahid didn’t possess a valid driving licence due to which he asked his friend who is a licence holder to claim to be the actual driver of the tipper at the time of incident,” he said.
The driver of the vehicle namely Zahid Ahmad Gojri S/o Abdul Rashid Gojri R/o Rawalpora Srinagar was arrested in the said case FIR number 195/2022 u/s 279, 304 A IPC, 3/181 MV Act.
The owner of the vehicle namely Abdul Rashid Gojri S/o Abdul Razak Gojri R/o Rawalpora Srinagar has also been arrested for allowing his son without valid driving licence drive the tipper.The impersonator, namely Feroz Ahmad Sheikh S/o Mohammad Abdullah Sheikh R/o Gopalpora Wathora has also been arrested for impersonation, said the spokesman.