Soldiers fire on civilian in Bandipora
Case Of Mistaken Identity: Army
Lashkoot (Bandipora), July 23: One person was injured here in Lashkoot forest of Malangam Bandipora, when Army personnel of 9 Para opened fire on him last night.
The injured man was identified as Muhammad Anwar Tas, 32, son of Naik Ali of Malangam.
The incident occurred when Army personnel laid an ambush in Lashkoot forest of Malangam near Line of Control. Locals said that Anwar was chasing a bear, and while returning to the village changed his track and was caught in the ambush.
“He was walking with a stick in his hand. We asked him to stop but he did not. So we opened fire on him," an Army official said. “It was a case of mistaken identity. We referred him to Srinagar where he is being operated upon by doctors."
He said the injured man was shifted to Srinagar in an Army chopper.
The Lashkoot area of Malangam is known for infiltration, Army lays ambushes in the forests to halt infiltration, said the Army officer.
Police have registered an FIR on the incident in police station Bandipora.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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