Nowhatta Erupts After Friday Prayers, SF Vehicle Crushes 2 Youth

SRINAGAR — Two youth were critically injured after a CRPF jeep ran over them during clashes outside Srinagar’s Grand Mosque on Friday.

Official sources said a CRPF BP (Bullet Proof) jeep of 128 battalion ran over two youth identified as Mohammad Younis of Dalgate and Kaiser Ahmad of Fatehkadal.

The duo suffered critical injuries in the incident and were immediately taken to JLNM hospital Rainawari where from both of them were referred to SKIMS Soura, they said.

A doctor who operated upon the duo at Rainwari hospital said that both of them have suffered grave injuries.


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Medical Superintendent SKIMS told Kashmir Observer that condition of one the youth continues to be critical. “He is on ventilator. His condition is very critical,” he said.   

As per CT scan of Kaisar Ahmed (24), he has “Haemaothorax, Pneumothorax, Rib Fractures And Pelvic Fracture.”

Another youth Mohammad Younis (30) of Dalgate Srinagar as per CT scan report has “fracture zygomatic bones b/l. Multiple facial bones fracture.”

Earlier, a large number of youth resorted to stone-pelting on government forces after Friday prayers. Eyewitnesses said police used teargas and pellets against stone-throwers during which some youth suffered minor injuries.

According to SSP Imtiaz Ismail Parray police has taken cognizance of the incident (CRPF vehicle running over youth).

“We have lodged two cases with regard to the incidents and further investigations have been taken up,” SSP said.

The cases include— FIR No 18/2018 u/s 307,148,149,152,336,427 RPC and FIR No 19/2018 U/s 279 (rash driving),337 RPC

Meanwhile, there were no restrictions in any part of old city on Friday and the Jamia Masjid was open for public.

Hundreds of people offered Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq addressed the people before the prayers.

During his sermon, Mirwaiz said that historic Jamia Masjid has been an eye-sore of the ruling class and conspiracies have been hatched against it from past 90 years.  

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