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Police initiates action against driver of vehicle that mowed down civilian in J-K

Taking cognisance of the Noorbagh road accident in Chattabal area of Srinagar during an encounter, the police said that necessary legal action has been initiated in the case.

SNS | New Delhi |

Taking cognisance of the Noorbagh road accident in Chattabal area of Srinagar during an encounter, the police said that necessary legal action has been initiated in the case.

A police vehicle was allegedly involved in the death of a civilian in Noorbagh.

A video of the incident went viral on Saturday which showed a group of stone-pelters throwing stones at a police vehicle.

As the driver tried to speed away to save the occupants from being attacked, the vehicle hit one of the stone-pelters in front.

The civilian has been identified as Adil Ahmad. He was brought dead to the SMHS hospital in Srinagar. The police had initially denied the claim by the locals that Ahmad had died after he got crushed by a vehicle belonging to security forces.

The statement of the police came soon after a video went viral.

Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq took to Twitter to share the video and accuse the CRPF of “murder”.

“How a murder was committed by the forces today and then brazenly denied !
Is there no sense of humanity left in India?” he wrote.

Three terrorists and a civilian were killed and three CRPF personnel injured during an encounter on Saturday in the downtown area of Chattabal in Srinagar.

The incident happened during an encounter in the congested area of Chattabal, which started early in the morning and was over by the noon without any collateral damage.

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Terrorists from Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were involved in the attack but their identity was yet to be established. Security forces recovered three AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition from the encounter spot.

Among the injured CRPF personnel is an assistant sub-inspector, said Ravideep Sahi, Inspector General of CRPF.

A large number of stone-pelters gathered at the encounter spot but were chased away by the police.

Police said that on the basis of credible leads, the police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Chattabal area in Srinagar. While the searches were intensified, the hiding terrorists fired upon the joint search party forcing the security force personnel to retaliate.

The area was sealed to carry out further searches immediately after the encounter ended.