Kashmir bound truck attacked in Udhampur

Udhampur : Two Kashmiri men and a cop received burn injuries when a Valley bound truck was attacked with a petrol bomb allegedly by the activists of the right wing Hindu groups here.

“Three persons including a policeman, co driver and conductor received burn injuries when an unknown man first broke the front glass of the truck and later threw a petrol bomb inside the truck late last night,” a police officer said.

Three persons — the truck driver, a co driver and a conductor — were sleeping inside the truck at the time of the incident, the officer said.

The truck was on its way to Srinagar from Jammu and was halted since yesterday morning near the Shiv Nagar area of the district, the officer said.

He said that two inmates of the truck Zahid (19) and Showkat (35) received serious burn injuries and a policeman who tried to help douse the fire also received some burn injuries in the incident.

The injured were first shifted to the District Hospital Udhampur and later referred to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in Jammu, he said.

The police said that several people have been detained for questioning in connection with the incident.

“Several people have been taken into custody for questioning and we are hopeful to identify and arrest the culprits soon,” the officer said (PTI)