Two forest department employees were injured after they were fired at by unknown gunmen in forests of Pulwama district.
An official told the news agency Kashmir Scroll that two forest employees Jahangir Ahmad Chechi, and Imran Yousuf — noticed suspicious activity at Sonabanjar forest area near Bagandar Bridge while patrolling during the night
As they went near to inspect, the unknown persons fired at the employees, injuring one with bullet while another received injuries while he fell down on a rock, official said.
Both the injured were taken to a local hospital. Yusuf was later shifted to S M H S Hospital in Pulwama in critical condition and Jahangir was discharged from hospital.
Meanwhile, police have taken cognizance and started investigation.