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Budgam Police solves hit & run case; driver, owner of tipper, impersonator arrested

Budgam, Dec 04: Budgam Police on Sunday claimed to have solved hit and run case and said three persons including driver, owner of the tipper and impersonator have been arrested.



“On Dec 01 at about 17:00 hours Police Station Chadoora received an information that at Hardpora chadoora one vehicle tipper bearing registration No. JK04A/6869 driven by unknown driver while coming from Charar-e-Sharief towards Chadoora hit one scooty bearing registration No. JK04G/6003 driven by unknown rider, which was coming from opposite side resulting in injuries to the said scooty rider/pillion rider. Both the injured persons were shifted to the hospital for treatment, who were later identified as UBAID SHAFI S/O MOHD SHAFI AAKHON R/O NAMBLABAL PAMPORE (SCOOTY RIDER) & HUZAIB AHMAD YATOO S/O TARIQ AHMAD YATOO R/O NAGAM CHADOORA (PILLION RIDER), police in a statement issued to KNS said.


Upon this information, the case FIR number 195/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Chadoora, and the investigation was taken up.


During the course of the investigation, both the accident-met vehicles were seized in the instant case.

During treatment on 02 December, one of the injured, namely Ubaid Shafi succumbed to his injuries at SMHS Hospital srinagar.


During the course of investigation, one person namely Feroz Ahmed Sheikh s/o Mohammad Abdullah Sheikh r/o Gopalpora Wathora appeared before police station Chadoora claiming to be the driver of the tipper at the time of incident. However, during his questioning, it was ascertained that the actual driver of the tipper at the time of the incident was one Zahid Ahmed Gojri s/o Ab Rashid Gojri resident of Rawalpora Srinagar, police statement said.


During investigation it was also ascertained that the actual tipper driver namely Zahid didn’t possess a valid driving licence due to which he asked his friend who is a licence holder to claim to be the actual driver of the tipper at the time of incident.


The driver of the vehicle namely Zahid Ahmad Gojri S/o Abdul Rashid Gojri R/o Rawalpora Srinagar was arrested in the said case FIR number 195/2022 u/s 279, 304 A IPC, 3/181 MV Act.

The owner of the vehicle namely Abdul Rashid Gojri S/o Abdul Razak Gojri R/o Rawalpora Srinagar has also been arrested for allowing his son without valid driving licence drive the tipper.


The impersonator, namely Feroz Ahmad Sheikh S/o Mohammad Abdullah Sheikh R/o Gopalpora Wathora has also been arrested for impersonation, police said.


Meanwhile police urged parents not to handover vehicles to minors and to those not in possession of valid driving licenses.





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