Sixteen members of the Jammu and Kashmir Police band were injured in a collision between a truck and a minibus at Bateda Kanachak on the outskirts of the city. The injured were admitted to the hospital for treatment. Doctors say that most of the injured were discharged after first aid. A case was registered at Kanachak police station, and an investigation was started into the cause of the accident.
The accident happened around midnight on Wednesday. The members of the police band were boarding a minibus from Akhnoor to Jammu after attending an event organized at the residence of a police officer in Akhnoor. As soon as his minibus reached Batada on Jammu Poonch National Highway, the minibus collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction. The blow was so decisive that all the 16 police personnel sitting in the minibus were injured. Kanachak police reached the spot as soon as the accident was reported. With the help of passers-by, all the injured police personnel were admitted to the hospital for treatment. SHO Kanachak Vishwa Pratap Singh said that the condition of all the police personnel injured in the accident is out of danger.
Head Constable (HC) Baldev Raj son Dharam Chand aged 49 years resident of Ramgarh, Selection Grade Constable Jagdish Raj son Shankar Das aged 45 years resident Chatha Pind, Head Constable Jeet Ram son of San Das old 51 years resident Chatha, SGCT Raj Kumar son Puran Chand age 40 years resident Billawar, HC Mukesh Kumar son Lekh Raj age 51 years resident Seri Bhaderwah, SGCT Shabbir Ahmed son Mohammad Sharif age 40 years resident Fatehpur, SGCT Vimal Kaul son Damodar Kaul age 42 years resident Nagrota, HC Ravinder Kumar son Devanand age 54 years resident Bhagwati Nagar Jammu, HC Abdul Hameed son Ghulam Ahmed age 50 years Baramulla, HC Subhash Chander son Ishar Das age 55 years resident Mira Sahib, SGCT Pawan Kumar son Gurdayal age 45 years RSpura, constable (CT) Naresh Kumar son Sohan Lal age 31 years resident Kanha Mod, SGCT Rakesh Chander son Shaheed Lal age 46 years resident Bhaderwah, HC Baldev Raj son San Das age 50 years resident RSpura, SGCT Bodh Raj son Nathu Ram age 35 years Chhani, SGCT Yashpal son samsa Ra Chand’s age was 44 years as Khaud.