Policeman, returning from home, dies on Jammu-Srinagar highway accident

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A policeman from Kupwara died in an accident along Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district on Saturday, reported a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

Unnamed officials said that a vehicle — Grand I10 (JK01AH6950) — rolled down into a deep gorge at Ratanbas area near Banihal along the thoroughfare, the only road link connecting Kashmir Valley with outside world.

“Body of one Mohammad Altaf Mir of Wavoora Lolab in district Kupwara was recovered from the spot,” they added.

Confirming the incident, a police officer said that the deceased was a police Head Constable working in Indian Reserve Police’s (IRP’s) 14 battalion and was returning from home to join duty in Jammu. (GNS)

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