Baramulla: Timber smugglers attacked and seriously injured a forest guard in Rafiabad area of this north Kashmir district, police said Sunday.
A gang of five smugglers were felling trees in Panzla area on Saturday night when the forest guard Farooq Ahmad Wani tried to stop them. A scuffle broke out in which Wani, a resident of Mazbug, Sopore, received serious injuries, a police officer said.
Range officer Rafiabad Altaf Ahmad said other team members urgently shifted him to hospital and saved his life. The condition of Wani is now stable and a case has been registered in this regard, he said.