Handwara Mishap: Police Says Driver Taken Into Custody, Vehicle Seized

Srinagar: Soon after the Army vehicle hit an alto leaving a forest officer dead, Police on Monday said that driver of the Army vehicle was taken into the custody while as the vehicle has also been seized.

Police spokesman in a statement said that in this afternoon, one Army vehicle (CASPER) coming from Kupwara towards Sopore collided with an ALTO car bearing Registration number JK05B-5769 at Chogul, resulting critical injuries to the driver of the car.

“The injured was taken to PHC Chogul for treatment where doctors declared him brought dead,” police said, adding that the deceased driver was identified as Aijaz Rasool Wani, son of Gh Rasool Wani of Sopore.

“In this connection, a case under FIR number 15/2019 under section 279, 304-A, 427 RPC has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigations taken up,” police said, adding that driver of the Army vehicle has been taken into custody and vehicle seized.

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