Srinagar: A man was killed when CRPF personnel opened fire on his vehicle which jumped a security checkpoint in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.
“At around 10:45 am, a naka party of CRPF ion of police station Magam in district Budgam, but the driver of vehicle tried to run away from the spot,” a police official said.
He said the CRPF troops fired some shots which left the vehicle driver injured.
The driver, identified as Mehrajudin, a resident of Makhana Beerwah, was rushed to SMHS hospital in the city where he succumbed to injuries, the official said.
Political parties in Kashmir have condemned the killing.
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), in a statement said, “The firing should have been avoided. The loss of innocent lives has the potential to lead to further alienation of the people,” the JKPCC said.
The party demanded a probe into the circumstances, which led to the killing of the civilian in order to fix the responsibility.
Former chief minister Omar Abdullah termed the incident as unfortunate.
“Very unfortunate. The circumstances surrounding this shooting need to be impartially investigated & findings made known. My condolences to the family of the deceased,” he tweeted.