Srinagar, May 27 (IBNS): At least 19 Indian Para military troopers were injured after the driver of the vehicle lost control in Bemina area of Srinagar city.
Some of the troopers suffered critical injuries and have been shifted to hospital for treatment.
Ironically, minutes after the accident IG CRPF claimed that the accident occurred due to stone pelting.
He said youth pelted stones on the vehicle after which driver lost control over it, a claim refuted by Jammu Kashmir Police which made the CCTV footage of the area public.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Paarray said that based on CCTV camera footage it is clear that there was no stone pelting in the area and the mishap occurred as the CRPF driver lost control over the vehicle.
"The CCTV footage was procured and it is clearly seen that the driver lost control which resulted in the mishap," SSP said, adding the 19 personnel were injured in the incident.
He said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered.
(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)