Police officer among 7 cops injured, wireless equipment damaged in Keran mishap

Police officer among 7 cops injured, wireless equipment damaged in Keran mishap

Jehangir Lolabi

Srinagar, Nov 16 : Seven policemen including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) were injured and a wireless equipment was damaged after a vehicle they were travelling in turned turtle in Keran area along the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday late evening, police said today.

A police officer concerned told GNS that the vehicle (Sumo-7831) driven by SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP) skidded off the road in Keran last evening. “In the mishap all the seven policemen boarding the vehicle received injuries”.

A wireless equipment which was in the vehicle also got damaged, the officer said.

He identified the injured cops as DySP Bodh Raj of IR-4th Bn, SgCt Ratan Lal (439/IRP-4th), SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP-4th), SgCt. Irshad Ahmad, a telecom operator (2863/PW), Constable Sanjay (406/IRP-4th), constable Ramesh (789/IRP-4th) and constable Khursheed Ahmad (1173/KP).

All the injured were taken to Primary Health Centre (PHC) for treatment where from DySP Bodh Raj referred to SMHS in serious conditions.

A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up, he added. (GNS)