19 CRPF personnel suffered from injuries earlier today, after their truck skidded on the road and fell sideways, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The accident took place near the Bemina headquarters, as the truck was traveling, but the driver lost control of the vehicle, and turned to the side. There were 21 personnel in the truck and 19 suffered injuries. Some were taken to the JVC Hospital while others were shifted to the base hospital. One of the personnel received much critical condition, as he was injured in the spine. He has been taken to Delhi for a more proper treatment.
There has been a constant threat of stone pelting on the CRPF pernonnel from the people of Jammu and Kashmir, which has caused death from both sides, because the army has to take action if there is an outburst of violence to control the situation. However, the CCTV footage showed that there had been no stone pelting at the vehicle, and it had just been an unfortunate accident. The accident took place around 5 AM today. CRPF Inspector General Rajdeep Sahie had previously said that the accident had been caused by stone pelters who had attacked the vehicle. The case has been registered under the law it is suited.
The stone pelting has been criticzed by many, even as many have raised objections at the firing on children.