Police om Sunday claimed to have solved a hit and run case by arresting three persons including the driver and the owner of the vehicle who happens to be father-son duo in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
In a handout, the police said that on December 01, police station Chadoora received an information that a scooty bearing registration number JK04G-6003 driven by Ubaid Shafi son of Mohd Shafi Aakhon resident of Namblabal Pampore along with pillion rider namely Huzaib Ahmad Yatoo son of Tariq Ahmad Yatoo resident of Nagam Chadoora was hit by a tipper bearing registration number JK04A-6869 driven by an unknow driver at Hardpora Chadoora resulting in injuries to the both riders.
Subsequently, the injured persons were shifted to hospital for treatment. However, Ubaid Shafi succumbed to his injuries at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.
The police spokesman further stated that accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 195/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in police station Chadoora and investigation was taken up.
During the course of investigation, both the accident-met vehicles were seized in the instant case.
Meanwhile, one person namely Feroz Ahmed Sheikh son of Mohammad Abdullah Sheikh resident of Gopalpora Wathora appeared before police station Chadoora claiming to be the driver of the tipper at the time of incident. However, during questioning, it came to fore that the actual driver of the tipper at the time of the incident was Zahid Ahmed Gojri son of Ab Rashid Gojri resident of Rawalpora Srinagar who doesn’t possess a driving licence, he said.
During further course of investigation, it was also ascertained that Zahid had hatched a conspiracy with his friend Feroz Ahmad in order to save him from legal action owing to his non possession of driving licence, he said.
Both the actual and the impersonating drivers have been arrested in the instant case, besides the owner of the involved vehicle has also been arrested for allowing his son to drive the vehicle with out having valid driving licence, he said.
Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities. Parents are once again requested, not to allow their wards to drive vehicle without possessing a valid driving license, reads the statement. (GNS)