DIG South Kashmir Amit Kumar airlifted to AIIMS for treatment

NEW DELHI: DIG (South Kashmir) Amit Kumar, who was injured in the abdomen during an encounter in Pulwama district, was Saturday airlifted to AIIMS for treatment, officials said.

Kumar received a gunshot wound in the abdomen on February 18 in the encounter in Pulwama’s Pinglan area, about 12-km from where a suicide bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammed drove his explosive-laden vehicle into a CRPF bus on February 14, killing 40 personnel.

“He was airlifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for further treatment,” officials said.

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju visited him at the hospital, they said.