SRINAGAR: Police on Saturday booked “unidentified stone-throwers” on charges of attempt to murder and rioting, while charging the CRPF driver that ran over three persons, of whom one died of the injuries, only with “rash driving”.
“Two cases have been registered in the Nowhatta incident,” a police official said. He said an FIR was registered against unidentified persons under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 148 (rioting), 149, 152, 336 and 427 of the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC). Another FIR was registered against the CRPF driver under Sections 279 and 337 (rash driving) RPC, the official said.
He said further investigations have been taken up.
Two youths were critically injured after they were run over by the CRPF vehicle during clashes between protestors and government forces in Nowhatta in Srinagar on Friday.
Both the youths were taken to SKIMS Hospital at Soura where one of them, Qaiser Amin, succumbed to his injuries at about midnight.