CRPF orders high level inquiry into death of patient

Srinagar, April 17(KNB): High-level inquiry has been ordered by CRPF into the death of a patient as his ambulance was stopped due to the latest restriction imposed on the movement of civilian traffic in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama attack.

The public statement issued by Forces reads “deeply anguished at the sad demise of Abdul Qayoom Banday of Doda. We express our sincere condolences and sympathise with the Banday family for their loss. We would like to assure the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir that strict instructions are in place to enable speedy passage to ambulances and ailing civilians.

“A high-level enquiry has been ordered into the incident,” it added.

Earlier, Abdul Qyoom who was suffering from terminal illness died on way to Doda from Srinagar after being discharged by a hospital
as his ambulance was “asked to halt” near Lower Munda area on April 10.

The ambulance was stopped due to the “restrictions placed by the government on civilian traffic movement.”

Pertinently, the restrictions on movement of civilian vehicles in Kashmir valley were imposed after the February 14 attack on a Central Reserve Police Force bus, plying on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, that killed 40 personnel.(KNB)

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