Srinagar, May 05: A driver of Jammu and Kashmir Police was detained by police for allegedly running over a youth at Noorabad area in the outskirts of Srinagar city today, officials said.
After registering a case under section 304-A of Ranbir Penal Code (whoever causes the death of any person by doing any rash or negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide), police detained the driver of the vehicle and legal action was being taken, a police official said.
Tension mounted in the city over the death of a man as the locals alleged that he was shot dead by the security forces.
However, the post-mortem report said the man was hit by a speeding vehicle and there was no bullet injury, police said.
“A man, identified as Adil Ahmad Yadoo, was brought to the SMHS hospital, where the doctors declared him brought dead. According to the medical bulletin, he died in a road accident at Noorbagh,” a police spokesman said, adding that the place was nearly four to five km away from the encounter site.
“In this regard a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and proceedings have been initiated against the police driver and the vehicle seized,” a police spokesman said.(PTI)