Beating Of Ambulance Driver: Pulwama Admin Orders Time-Bound Probe

Pulwama: The administration in South Kashmir’s Pulwama has ordered a time-bound inquiry into the alleged beating of an ambulance driver from Sub District Hospital Shopian on May 17.

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr. Raghav Langer has appointed, Altaf Ahmad Khan, Additional District Magistrate Pulwama, as the inquiry officer. The officer has been asked to furnish the report within a week “positively”.

“As per the communication received from District Magistrate Shopian vide NO. DMS/PA/2020/581-84 dated 18.05.2020, mentioning that one Tariq Ahmad of Reben Shopian, Ambulance Driver (JK22-8441 SDH Zainpora Shopian) was allegedly beaten up by policemen at the Naka Point near Lyceum School Pulwama on evening of May 17,” reads the order, a copy of which lies with global news agency.

The driver was later shifted in another Ambulance to District Hospital Shopian for necessary treatment, the order mentions. Sources said that ambulance driver was sent to Pulwama to pick up two people to be put under administrative quarantine. However, he was allegedly beaten up by the policemen at the naka.

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