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4 persons arrested in hit and run case in Budgam

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Srinagar: Police in Budgam Sunday said it has solved a hit and run case by arresting the accused driver and “three conspirators” and also seized the vehicle used in the crime.

Sharing details, a police spokesman said that on July 15, Police Station Khansahib received information that a motorcycle (PB09M-2124) driven by one Mohammad Ismail Lone, son of Irshad Ahmed Lone along-with two pillion riders — Mohammad Yousuf Lone, son of Manzoor Ahmed Lone; and Mushtaq Ahmed Lone, son of Ghulam Qadir Lone — all residents of Sitharan Khag, were hit by an unknown vehicle near Jamia Masjid Arizal.

The driver of the vehicle had fled from the spot after hitting the three riders, who were shifted to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar for treatment, where two of them — Mohammad Yousuf and Mohammad Ismail– succumbed to their injuries.

Accordingly, a case vide (FIR No. 119/2022) was registered in Police Station Khansahib.  During investigations, police recovered the suspected vehicle (JK04A-0678) from an agriculture field in Arizal.

Police said earlier at the time of incident, Fayaz Ahmad War, who is the president of Sumo Stand Arizal, and brother of vehicle owner Mehraj Ahmad Khan, had produced one Irshad Ahmad Khan, son of Abdul Rashid Khan, resident of Checkmarg Hardpanzoo in Police Station Khan Sahib claiming him to be the driver of the vehicle.

However, during questioning, it came to fore that one Shakeel Ahmad Khan, son of Abdul Rashid Khan, resident of Checkmarg Hardpanzoo (who doesn’t possess a driving licence) was driving the vehicle at the time of incident.

The actual driver happens to be the brother of the impersonating driver produced by president Sumo Stand and brother of the owner of the involved vehicle. The trio had hatched a conspiracy to save the actual driver from legal action owing to his non-possession of driving licence, police said.

The driver of the vehicle, “two cheaters and impersonating driver” were booked and arrested in the instant case under sections 304-A, 229, 337, 205, 417, 177-IPC and 3/181, 190(2), 146, 196 MV Act, police said.