Driver injured in stone-pelting on poll day critical: Govt

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/20/2019 4:45:03 PM

2 Dy SPs sustain injuries

SRINAGAR, Apr 19: The authorities today said a civilian driver injured in stone pelting at Hyderpora here on polling day yesterday is in a critical condition.
In a statement, an official spokesman said as the polling for Srinagar parliamentary constituency was going on yesterday, several incidents of stone pelting on security forces and polling staff were reported from different areas.
"During the election process, security forces came under severe stone pelting from miscreants at various places. However security forces exercised maximum restraint while dealing with the law and order problem," he added.
The spokesman said several police and security force personnel including two DySPs got injured due to stone pelting at different places.
"In one such incident at Hyderpora, a civilian driver identified as Mohammad Yaseen Dar aged 22 years sustained critical injuries in his head. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital and is stated to be critical," the spokesman said.
The administration has appealed the general public to cooperate with the officials discharging the poll duty in a peaceful manner and the elements involved in such unlawful activities shall be strictly dealt under law, the spokesman added.



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