A woman was injured after Central Reserve Police Force fired at a vehicle on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora.
The police said that a car with the registration number JKO1J 8038 was signalled to stop by a constable at the Awantipora chowk at about 3.40 p.m. on Friday, but the driver hit the constable and escaped.
“The vehicle was again signalled to stop at the Padgampora bridge, but it didn’t stop. The CRPF personnel deployed at the checkpoint then fired warning aerial shots, but the driver remained defiant.
“Thus, due to the suspicious act of driver, the vehicle was fired upon by the CRPF, resulting in tyre burst and also in the ensuing incident, Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, who was travelling in the vehicle, sustained bullet injuries in her right arm,” officers said.
They added that the driver of the vehicle, identified as Junaid Tarir from Handwara has been arrested and the car has been seized.
“The injured lady was taken to the sub-district hospital (SDH) in Awantipora by the police from where she was shifted to the Bone and Joint (B&J) Hospital in Srinagar for further treatment. Her condition is reported to be stable by the doctors,” officials said, adding that the injured police constable is also stable and a case under relevant sections of the law has been registered.