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Woman injured after security forces fired at vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir | India News


SRINAGAR: A woman suffered gunshot wounds on Saturday after the vehicle she was traveling in failed to stop at two checkpoints in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
The woman, Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, a resident of Muran in Pulwama, was transferred by the police to a hospital in Awantipora, from where she was referred to the Bone and Joint Hospital in Srinagar for further treatment, a police spokesman said. His condition is said to be stable, he added.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as Junaid Tariq Dar, a resident of Handwara, in the Kupwara district of northern Kashmir, was arrested and the vehicle seized.
Authorities said a Wagon-R received a signal to stop alongside a group of police in Awantipora Chowk around 3:15 p.m., but the driver struck a policeman and sped away. “The vehicle was again signaled to stop at the Padgampora Bridge, but this time it didn’t stop either. CRPF personnel deployed at the checkpoint fired warning aerial shots, but the driver remained defiant, “they added.
“The suspicious act of the driver caused the CRPF party to fire at the vehicle, causing a tire to explode, and in the subsequent incident, Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, a resident of Muran in Pulwama, who was riding in the vehicle, suffered gunshot wounds in his right arm, ”officials said.
An FIR was filed that mentions charges under relevant sections of the law, officials said, adding that the matter is under investigation.

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