Udhampur truck attack: Five booked under Public Safety Act

Udhampur, Oct. 18 : Five out of the eight people who have been accused of being involved in the attack on a truck on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Udhampur, have been booked under the Public Safety Act on Sunday after the police arrested seven persons for criminal assault on the truck driver.

Meanwhile, the locals staged a protest over the death of the truck conductor Zahid Rasool Bhat who was injured during the attack along with the driver and the co-driver, succumbed at a hospital in Delhi.

On October 9, the petrol bomb attack on the truck lead to an uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Saturday, with the opposition demanding a reply from the ruling BJP-PDP coalition.

The attack took place in the aftermath of a beef party hosted by Independent legislator Engineer Rashid in Srinagar. (ANI)