CRPF opens fire as vehicle jumps checkpoint in Budgam, driver killed

The driver was rushed to SMHS hospital in the city where he succumbed to injuries. Photo: PTI

A man was killed when CRPF personnel opened fire on his vehicle which jumped a security checkpoint in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday (May 13), police said.

“At around 10:45 am, a naka party of CRPF signalled a vehicle to stop at Kawoosa in the jurisdiction of police station Magam in district Budgam, but the driver of vehicle tried to run away from the spot,” a police official said.

He said the CRPF troops fired some shots which left the vehicle driver injured. The driver, identified as Mehrajudin, a resident of Makhana Beerwah, was rushed to SMHS hospital in the city where he succumbed to injuries, the official said.

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Further details are awaited.

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