Woman injured after security forces fire on vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: A woman sustained bullet injury on Saturday after the vehicle she was travelling in did not stop at two checkpoints in Pulwama district of Jammu and

Kashmir

, police said.
The woman — Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, a resident of Muran in Pulwama — was shifted by the cops to a hospital in Awantipora from where she was referred to the Bones and Joints Hospital in

Srinagar

for further treatment, a police spokesman said. Her condition is stated to be stable, he added.
The vehicle driver, identified as Junaid Tariq Dar, a resident of

Handwara

in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, has been arrested and the vehicle seized.
Officials said that a Wagon-R was signaled to stop by a police party at the Awantipora Chowk at about 3:15pm but the driver hit a policeman and sped away. “The vehicle was again signaled to stop at the Padgampora Bridge, but this time too it did not stop. The

CRPF

personnel deployed at checkpoint fired warning aerial shots but the driver remained defiant,” they added.
“The suspicious act of driver prompted the CRPF party to fire at the vehicle, causing a tyre burst, and in the ensuing incident, Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, a resident of Muran in Pulwama, who was travelling in the vehicle, sustained bullet injuries in her right arm,” officials said.
An

FIR

mentioning charges under relevant sections of the law has been registered, the officials said, adding that the matter is being probed.

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