Anantnag: Teen falls off motorcycle after security forces open fire in air, held

Anantnag: Teen falls off motorcycle after security forces open fire in air, held

Security forces on Friday apprehended a motorcyclist whofell down from his bike after the former fired several shots in the air at KProad in Anantnag town of south Kashmir, reports said.

According to news agency GNS, a joint naka party of SOG andCRPF signalled a motorcyclist to stop near K.P Road Anantnag for checking.

However, the motorcyclist turned back following which theforces fired few aerial shots which created panic in the area.

"In the process, the pillion rider (aged about 17-year-old)fell off from it and was later apprehended by the joint team. The motorcyclist,however, managed to escape from the site," GNS quoted reports.

Sources said that the boy has been taken to JIC Anantnag forquestioning. Confirming it, a police officer said that investigations areunderway to ascertain the details.

The incident occurred when the motorcyclist was coming fromMattan towards Anantnag town, the officer said. 

Off late, there have been some instances when motorcyclistsor vehicle drivers who ignore signal were fired upon by the forces and in onesuch incident three boys were injured on Eid day when security forces fired atthem in Pulwama district.

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