Motorcyclist Fired Upon By Soldiers In Pulwama  


SRINAGAR — A motorcyclist and his pillion rider were injured after army personnel fired upon them at a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama disrict on Saturday.

A police official said that Shahid Farooq and Aqib Ahmad Dar, residents of Prichoo and Ashmander villages of the district were fired upon by the army personnel after they jumped a checkpost in Bandzoo area.

He said at around 18:15 hours, army signaled to stop the motorcyclist alongwith with pillion at Bandzoo Pulwama. The motorcyclist ignored the signal and tried to flee from the spot after which army fired few gun shots due to which they suffered injuries. The injured were identified as Aqib Ahad and the motorcyclist as Shahid Farooq son of Farooq of Prichoo Pulwama. Shahid has been shifted to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment  



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