Unidentified stone-pelters, driver booked after protester hit by CRPF vehicle dies in Kashmir's Srinagar

One youth was killed and another injured after they had allegedly been hit by a CRPF vehicle during clashes between protesters and security forces in Nowhatta.

Published: 02nd June 2018 04:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2018 04:37 PM   |  A+A-

Protesters amid tear smoke throw stones and bricks on the police during a clash in Srinagar on Saturday. | PTI

By PTI

SRINAGAR: Police today booked unidentified stone-pelters for attempt to murder and rioting while charged the CRPF driver with rash driving in connection with yesterday's clashes in the old city that led to death of a youth.

"Two cases have been registered in the Nowhatta incident," a police official said.

He said an FIR was registered against unidentified persons under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting), 149, 152, 336 and 427 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC).

Another FIR has been registered against the CRPF driver under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 RPC, the official said.

He said further investigations have been taken up.

Two youths were injured after they had allegedly been hit by a CRPF vehicle during clashes between protesters and security forces in Nowhatta area here in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.

The duo was taken to SKIMS hospital at Soura here where one of them -- Kaiser Bhat -- succumbed around midnight last night.

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  • Shambhu Goel

    He was hit by a CRPF vehicle your Mr. Kaishar Bhatt. Does it matter to you the Mufti Mehbooba Police when unidentified stone- pelters were throwing stone on vehicles ? No it does not because your Mehbooba is there to encapsulate all evil-doers and you have to act as she wishes . How much quickly you got yourself in form showing your bravery in instituting FIR against army personnel and you did not care to get your streets free of any threat when army trucks were moving because you the Police not of J & K but of Mehbooba are gloves in hands with the terrorist as your Mehbooba is . She has brokered a gift from Central Government of not reacting to any mischievous act of any Pro-Pakistani even if comes to breaking the security thread of the country she
    1 year ago reply
  • Gopalan

    Thankless job. CRPF personnel away from family
    1 year ago reply
  • Chris

    Stone pelters unidentified but the CRPF driver identified - paradoxical situation. The culprits who create law and order problem have no identity in the eyes of J & K police but the person with the team that tackle the problem is identified and case also taken against.
    1 year ago reply
  • Dr.Yogesh Sharma

    Stop this harassment of brave and patriotic security personals. Rioters deserves no mercy.
    1 year ago reply
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