'Speeding' police car hits Maruti, driver hurt
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 23: An allegedly speeding police car, part of a cavalcade of top cops –hit a Maruti 800 near Barzulla bridge Sunday noon–wounding the civilian driver who was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
Witnesses said at around 12:30 PM the police ambassador JK 01 N 1993, the official car of IGP CID, Mrs DR Dolly hit the civilian car JK04-9278 wounding the driver Habib Ullah, a local.
Finding Habib Ullah in a pool of blood, the City police chief Javed Reyaz Bedar, who as per the witnesses, was travelling by another car, stopped his vehicle and rushed out to rescue the wounded and get him shifted to hospital even as other police officials left the spot in a huff. The SSP personally monitored his treatment.
Traffic remained suspended on the road for around half-an-hour as people staged protests alleging the police car was running at a high speed. They were later pacified by police.
The police cavalcade was heading towards the Police Headquarters at Pir Bagh at the time of the mishap.
Later, talking to Greater Kashmir, the Police Station Sadder officials said the injured was out of danger saying his CT Scan and other test reports were OK.
The police denied that the vehicle belonged to the IGP CID saying it was vehicle of “a normal police official and not the IGP”.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 23 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 23 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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