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Srinagar: A woman was injured on Saturday after security forces fired on a vehicle which was signaled to stop but the driver did not give any heed to instructions at two checkpoints in Pulwama district, police said.The vehicle driver, Junaid Tariq Dar, a resident of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, has been arrested, they said. At about 3:15 pm, the vehicle was signaled to stop at Awantipora Chowk by a police party, but the driver sped away and hit police official Naser Ullah, a police spokesman said.The driver again refused to stop the vehicle at Padgampora bridge and the CRPF personnel deployed at the checkpoint fired warning aerial shots, he said.The firing resulted in tyre burst of the vehicle and in the ensuing incident, Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh, a resident of Muran, Pulwama– who was travelling in the vehicle–sustained bullet injuries in her right arm, the spokesman said.The driver has been arrested and the vehicle has been seized, he said.The spokesman said the injured woman was shifted by police to a hospital in Awantipora from where she was referred to Bones and Joints Hospital here for further treatment.Her condition is stated to be stable, he said.The spokesman said the condition of the injured police official is also stable.The matter is being probed, he added.A police handout stated that the driver did not stop the vehicle and accordingly the CRPF 130 Bn deployed at the naka fired warning aerial shot, however, the driver did not stop the vehicle again . Thus, due to the mistaken identity over suspicious act of the driver, the vehicle was fired upon by CRPF party, resulting in tyre burst of the said vehicle. In the ensuing incident, one lady namely Jaisi Parvaiz Sheikh (who was travelling on the said vehicle) daughter of Parvaiz Ahmed Sheikh resident of Muran, Pulwama sustained bullet injuries in her right arm”.
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