Handwara: A forest official died after an army vehicle rammed into his car in Handwara area of Kupwara district Monday.
Sources said that an army vehicle (Casper) collided with a car (Maruti Alto) at Chogul, resulting in critical injuries to the car driver-Aijaz Rasool Wani, a resident of Sopore.
The injured was taken to PHC Chogul for treatment where doctors declared him brought dead. Ajaz was working as an Assistant Director in Forest Protection Force, locals said.
Police sources added, an under FIR (15/2019 under section 279, 304-A, 427RPC) has been registered at Police Station Handwara. The driver of the army vehicle was taken into custody and vehicle seized, they added.
After the accident, locals staged a protest at the accident spots, however they were dispersed by police, witnesses said.