Policeman injured in accidental firing

Civilian injured in firing incident in Shopian village

A police constable was injured in accidental firing on Monday in high security Gupkar Road area here.

A police official said the police constable of Special Security Group (SSG) was injured when his service rifle went off in the SSG lines in Gupkar Road.

The official said he was shifted to hospital where doctors described his condition as stable.

The SSG is a special security group carved out of the local police for providing security to VVIPs in Jammu and Kashmir.

Except for former Chief Minister, Farooq Abdullah who is protected by the NSG, the Lieutenant Governor and former Chief Ministers are protected by the SSG deployed on inner circle security duties.