SRINAGAR — The army has said that the youth who sustained bullet injuries at Azad Gunj area of northern district of Baramulla on Wednesday had tried to snatch the weapon of a trooper following which the incident happened.
In a statement, defence spokesman in Srinagar, Colonel Emron Musavi, said that Mohsin Manzoor Shallay, 24, son of Manzoor Ahmed Shallay, sustained injuries when he tried to snatch the weapon from a trooper who was deployed at the market place in Azadganj Chowk, Baramulla.
“The individual was shot in the legs to thwart the weapon-snatching attempt. Mohsin Manzoor Shallay has a history of being on the wrong side of the law. He had earlier assaulted a soldier on duty in similar circumstances around two months back,” the defence spokesman said, adding that the individual was counselled by the army on that occasion and was let off on the assurance of the family members.
“The individual also has a past police record, in which a case for stone-pelting during the year 2012 and 2014 had been registered against him. He had earlier gone missing on August 21, 2019, and was apprehended on October 5, 2019, at Kralahar Naka, Kanispura, in a military operation. Subsequently, he was released from custody on June 22, 2020,” the defence spokesman said.
He said that the police have registered a case in the incident and investigation for the same is in progress.