Less than 24 hours after Army claimed to have shot at an intruder trying to damage barbed-wire fence along the Line of Control in border district of Poonch, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case of attempt to murder against the Army unit.
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“Yes, a case under FIR No. 12 stands registered against Army’s 62 Medium Regiment unit deployed in Khari area under Section 307 of Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) and Section 3/25 of the Arms Act,’’ police said.
Identified as Showkat Hussain, the 28-year old was critically injured when he was shot at by a sentry along the barbed wire fence erected at Khari Karmara on the LoC in Poonch Sunday. Reportedly, the youth is mentally unstable.