11 policemen deployed to guard CM’s cavalcade wounded
PAMPORE: Eleven police personnel were injured, 7 of them critically, after their vehicle collided with a truck on the Srinagar Jammu highway near Gallender Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday morning.
The incident took place when a truck bearing number PB 9285/06-H
travelling from Anantnag to Srinagar collided with the police vehicle JK02AW-8730 under the bye-pass bridge Galender.
Police officials told Kashmir Reader that the police vehicle, a bulletproof mobile bunker was on way to Awantipora as the police party was deployed to guard the highway between Pampore and Awantipora stretch as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was on way to Bijbehara to pay respects to her late father Mufti Muhammad Sayeed at his grave.
After getting information, police team of Police Station Pampore rushed to the spot and along with locals started rescue operation and shifted all the injured persons to Sub District Hospital Pampore where five of them were given first aid before discharge and seven others were referred to various hospitals in Srinagar.
he injured police personnel were identified as Sgct Kasif Ahmad, Sgct Parveen, Mudasir Ahmed, Mohammad Ashraf, Sheraz Ahmad, Asif Ahmed, Ravinder Singh, SPO Umar Ashraf, SPO Gurpal Singh, Irfan Ahmed and SPO Ghulam Mohiuddin 337.
The police officials said that all the eleven persons were admitted in the hospital out of whom some were referred to tertiary hospitals in Srinagar.
“Five police personnel were shifted to Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of
Medical sciences and two more was referred to Bone and Joint Hospital
in Srinagar,” said Dy SP operation Riyaz Ahmad, adding that other five were relieved after getting treatment.
Sources told Kashmir Reader that no government official did visit the injured police personnel and it was apathetic ON their part.
Police lauded the rescue operation carried by locals who not only helped to early evacuation of the injured but also guarded their weapons.
Police Pampore registered a case in this regard.