According to District Magistrate, Udhampur, Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, five persons involved in attack on a truck on national highway at Udhampur on 9th October 2015 which resulted into two persons sustaining critical burn injuries have been booked under Public Safety Act. Meanwhile with 2 more persons have been arrested making the total arrest of 9 persons involved in the attack,District Police submitted a dossier of 5 persons involved in the attack having a criminal history and several FIRs already lodged against them. These persons have been booked for planning and executing a criminal conspiracy aiming at disturbing peace and public order in the state under a pre-designed and motivated plan.The District Magistrate, Udhampur, after examining the dossiers and involvement of accused in a series of criminal acts including the deadly attack with combustible material on a Kashmir bound truck, issued warrants for detention of the accused under the stringent Public Safety Act and lodging them in Central Jail.
However, after the reports received by the police regarding the death of one person namely Zahid Ahmed S/O Ghulam Rasool R/O Anantnag the case will now be investigated and tried under section 302 for murder.The criminals booked under Public Safety Act include Sandoor Singh S/O Thakur Singh R/O Dheda, Tehsil Gool, Danish @Pamma S/O Khushia R/O W No 12, Dewak, Udhampur, Harish Singh Katoch S/O Chuni Lal Katoch R/O Village Bhimdassa, Tehsil Gool, District Ramban, Balbahadur Singh @ Abbu S/O Girdhari Lal R/O Moungri, Tehsil Moungri and Varinder Singh @ Kaka R/O Nepal A/P Sambal A/P Shiv Nagar, District Udhampur.Four other accused persons who are arrested are Jasbir singh s/o Baldev singh r/o laddan power house udh age : 27, Rahul sharma s/o purshottam r/o sambal udh age: 22 yrs, suneet singh s/o pardeep singh r/o sambal udh age :16 yrs and Rameshwar singh @ gushu s/o karan singh age : 35 yrs r/o sambal
The accused were booked vide FIR No 368/2015 lodged u/s 307/336/436/147/148/120-B/427 RPC and 3/5 of Explosives Substances Act. Further investigation in the matter was conducted which also revealed that apart from the instant criminal conspiracy aimed at disturbing peace and order in state they were involved in a series of criminal assaults and acts and a number of FIR lodged while many cases have been challaned. A number of FIRs already stand lodged against them in different criminal acts. Case FIR No. 267/13 U/S 342/323/147/RPC of PS Udhampur, Case FIR No 367/15 u/s 337, 336147 RPC, Case FIR No 55/2012 u/s 4/5 Arms Act of PS Udhampur, Case FIR 267/13 u/s 342/323/147 RPC of PS Udhampur, Case FIR No 05/2015 u/s 341/323/34 RPC of PS Udhampur, Case FIR No 216/15 u/s 341/323/34 RPC of PS Udhampur are among few cases under which the accused have already been booked.