Srinagar: Police Saturday arrested a civilian from sub-district hospital Hajin in north Kashmir’s district Bandipora as he had arrived to receive treatment for his bullet injury, received during forces action against protestors.
Ishfaq Ahmad alias Gonga was hit by the bullet when Army fired on protestors in SK Balla Saderkote.
“Ahmad was hit by a bullet in his leg on July 28. He was being treated in the hospital earlier and then was discharged. However, he was advised by the medicos to visit hospital periodically for further medical checkups,” said family members.
They added that Ahmad had gone to Hajin hospital today for necessary treatment.
“Heavy contingent of police arrived and cordoned off the hospital. They sealed every exit and entry point of the hospital and arrested Ahmad when he was receiving medical treatment inside the hospital,” said eye witnesses.
Confirming his arrest, a police officer said that Ahmad was ‘most wanted stone pelter.’
Meanwhile, family members said that Ahmad is not feeling well and he needs support to walk. “There are certain medicines that are necessary for his recovery. He also needs clean environment to keep away any sort of body infection which could deteriorate his health,” said family members.
“It is height of atrocities. First government forces fire indiscriminately on peaceful protestors and then deny them medical treatment. Instead of feeling sorry for its action, the government is arresting and detaining injured from hospital,” they rued.
They added that it was better for government if it could stop use of bullets and pellets against peaceful protestors, “Then making the unarmed civilians victim of bullets and arrest injured from hospitals.” (KNS)