Srinagar, May13: After a Budgam youth was shot dead by the CRPF near Kawoosa checkpoint, close to Narbal in the outskirts of the city, the force has issued a press statement. Here it is:
Today, at about 1020hours a civil vehicle, Wagon R, registration no JK02AK 6702 broke a Check point of J&K police and sped and came across another Check point of CRPF, manned by troops of C/141 Bn CRPF and jumped this
Check point as well.
Place of incident: Gulmarg- Narbal Road
Narbal Kawoosa Naka
Near Police Post Narbal
A convoy of Army, at that point in time, was passing through the adjacent road and fearing a sabotage, the CRPF jawan of C/141, manning this Naka, fired warning shots. This civil car was driving in the wrong direction of the road and that was even more alarming. When the car didn’t stop, despite warning shots, the jawan fired at the car and in turn, the driver was hit on his left shoulder. Subsequently, he was shifted to SHMS hospital, Srinagar, where, he was declared as brought dead by the doctors.
The individual has been identified as-
son of Gulam Nabi
Resident of: Makhama Beerwah Budgam.