Security forces open fire at vehicle in Srinagar, one injured

A civilians wad injured when security forces deployed for the Zubin Mehta concert opened fire at a vehicle around 10 kilometres from the concert venue, at the Lal Chowk area of Srinagar, after the driver refused to stop at the checkpost.

The firing occurred two kilometres away from the Haqeeqat-E-Kashmir
(Reality of Kashmir) venue, where the civil society of Kashmir has organised a parallel event against the Zubin Mehta concert.

The car that was fired upon in Srinagar. Sameer Yasir/ Firstpost

The car that was fired upon in Srinagar. Sameer Yasir/ Firstpost

The vehicle, according to eyewitnesses, had four people inside it.

JKLF chairman Yasin Malik who rushed to the spot after the firing told  Firstpost that "The security personnel opened fire without provocation injuring one person, one of them is critical in the hospital.” The allegations were refuted by police but they refused to comment on what exactly happened.

The injured was shifted to a local hospital.

The police had to fire teargas to disperse the crowd who were protesting against the firing and the moving of the car from the spot. They were demanding strict action against the forces deployed for the security of the concert.

The car is still lying at the spot and the injured including one women have been shifted to hospital.


Updated Date: Sep 07, 2013 21:57 PM

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