The policeman who had sustained critical injuries after being hit by a load carrier while performing his duty in the Rainawari area of Srinagar succumbed to his injuries.
While divulging information about the incident, a police officer said that on 13 December this month, a load carrier (JK01C-3906) hit a police head constable Iftikar Hussain (14/S) when he, as usual, was performing his duty at Zaind Shah Masjid Chowk in Rainawari.
The police constable was shifted to SKIMS shortly after sustaining injuries, where he died after spending ten days in the hospital.
Police in this regard registered an FIR vide number 69/2014 under relevant sections of law and arrested the erring driver.
The police official identified the accused driver as Showkat Ismail Langoo, Hassanabad Rainawari.
Meanwhile, a CCTV Footage of the incident has gone viral where one can see a load carrier knocking down a police officer while a lady had a miraculous escape.
Overnight Shopian operation called off after militants escape
The overnight military operation in Nowgam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district was called off on Thursday morning as militants, believed to be two in number, managed to escape, reports said.
Two army soldiers were injured in the initial exchange of fire in the encounter that broke out on Wednesday evening shortly after security forces cordoned off the area following a tip-off about the presence of militants there.
Today, massive searches were launched at the first light in the morning, however, no militant was found the present following which the joint cordon-and-search-operation launched by police and army was called off.
A top police officer said that the militants “possibly escaped in the initial phase of the encounter in which two soldiers were critically injured”.
The officer said that intelligence inputs suggested the presence of two militants including a foreigner in the area.
J&K: Unidentified person killed, SPO critically wounded in train accident
On Wednesday, an unidentified person was killed, and a special police officer (SPO) was critically wounded in a train accident in the Kakapora area of the Pulwama district.
An official told the news agency that an unidentified person was hit by the speedy train who died on Kakapora. An SPO identified as Shabir Ahmed, while trying to save the unknown person, was also hit and critically wounded.
“The injured SPO was critically wounded and is being treated at SMHS hospital,” a doctor said, adding that his condition is very bad.
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