Srinagar: Parents of the youth who was arrested by CRPF men in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area after he allegedly tried to snatch the service rifle of a trooper have said that their son is mentally unsound, sources told Kashmir News Trust.
The youth, identified as 28-year-old Tehreen Shabir Dar son of Shabir Ahmed Dar is a resident of Umarabad Peerbagh area of Srinagar.
Earlier in the day, CRPF spokesperson Pankaj Singh had said that a young man tried to snatch the service rifle of Head Constable Simrandar Singh when troopers from 21 Battalion D-Company were deployed in Nowhatta area. “However, the alert trooper foiled the bid, apprehended the young man and handed him over to police,” he said.
Shortly after the incident, forces searched his house but found nothing objectionable.
Sources told that after the incident when the youth in question was asked why he tried to snatch the rifle, he replied: “Khuda Ka Hukum Tha” (It was God’s order).
An FIR vide number 40/2020 under section 392, 511 has been registered in this regard and police is trying to ascertain the background of the arrested youth. KNT
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