Humhama protests paramilitary traffic 'terror'
2 MISHAPS IN TWO DAYS NEAR AIRPORT DROP GATE
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Nov 6: Witnessing two mishaps in two days, the residents of Humhama suburb on the Airport Road are up in arms against the paramilitary troopers accusing them of “deliberate rash and reckless driving in the civilian area”.
On Thursday evening, two women in a Santro car (JK 01N 5848) were hit allegedly by a speeding paramilitary vehicle.
While the speeding vehicle managed to flee from the spot, the Santro car it hit was thrown several feet into the air before crashing on the ground.
Luckily the duo women - Dr Huma Tabassum and Kauser Jabeen of Friends Enclave Humhama were safe even though the latter received some minor injuries.
Witnesses to the mishap said the “reckless driving” by the paramilitary could be gauged from the fact that the Santro car wasn’t in motion as the driver was yet to start it.
“They had just got into the car when it was hit by the speeding truck,” the witnesses said.
Looking at the damages to the car, their escape was taken as miracle.
The next day, on the same road, barely a few hundred furlongs from Airport Drop gate, two brother riding a bike were hit by a BSF bus (4432 01M) carrying schoolchildren.
A police handout said the biker duo Danish Mir and Aadil Mir sons of Javed Mir, a local were wounded in the incident.
The policemen from the nearby Humhama Police Post at once swung into action and rushed the wounded to hospital for treatment in a Gypsy.
As per a police source, the duo has been discharged after treatment.
But the mishap triggered protests in the area with people taking to streets against the paramilitary.
Police said the accused bus driver and some schoolchildren were hurt in alleged stone pelting on the “killer bus”.
The locals have taken the mishaps as a deliberate attempt by the paramilitary.
“For the past few months, they move recklessly as if they want to crush us,” the Humhama residents said.
They have asked the authorities to take measures for safety of civilians driving down the posh road.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 6 Nov 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
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