Militants kill BJP sarpanch in J-K’s Kulgam

Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, August 6

A day after the primary anniversary of abrogation of Article 370, a BJP sarpanch was shot useless in Kulgam district on Thursday, officers stated.

They stated Sajad Ahmed Khandey was shot at by gunmen exterior his residence at Vessu, leaving him critically wounded.

“He was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” an official stated.

Soon after the incident, safety forces cordoned off the realm to hint the attackers.

A police officer stated the sarpanch was staying within the Vessu migrant camp together with a number of sarpanches. 

“He left camp on Thursday morning and went to his house at Vessu. Terrorists fired upon him while he was 20 metres away from the house. He is no more,” the officer stated. 

This is the second assault in lower than 36 hours on a BJP panchayat member in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. On August four night, Arif Ahmad, BJP chief and panchayat member, was critically wounded when militants fired at him close to his home at Akhran, Qazigund.

J-Ok get together vice chairman Sofi Yousuf stated Khanday was an energetic get together employee.

Despite strict restrictions in place, the BJP is the one get together in Kashmir that ‘celebrated’ the rollback anniversary of Article 370 on Wednesday.  The celebrations had been confined to the BJP workplace and some get together staff hoisted Tricolour on the empty streets.

The assault on panchayat members occurred at a time when safety was beefed up on the anniversary of abrogation of Article 370.

Police stated there was an enter that panchayat members and political leaders might be focused across the August 5 anniversary. In view of the risk, numerous panchayat members had been moved to safer places in Kashmir. Police had additionally issued an advisory to panchayat members asking them to take precautions as they might be focused by the militants.

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