Srinagar, May 27: Police on Sunday said that there was no stone pelting in Bemina area which according to CRPF led to injuries to 19 troopers.
Nearly an hour after CRPF blamed stone pelting for the accident, SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray said that based on CCTV camera footage it is clear that there was no stone pelting in the area and the mishap occurred as the CRPF driver lost control over the vehicle.
“The CCTV footage was procured and it is clearly seen that the driver lost control which resulted in the mishap,” SSP said, adding the 19 troopers were injured in the incident.
He said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered.
Earlier, IG CRPF Rajdeep Sahie said that that the mishap took place after some “miscreants pelted stones” on the vehicle.
“19 troopers suffered injuries in the incident. All the injured were taken to JVC hospital. Nine among the injured were shifted to army’s 92 Base hospital Badamibagh for treatment where the condition of a trooper is stated to be critical,” IG added. (GNS)