Militants attack BJP leader Anwar Ahmad's residence in J&K's Srinagar, policeman killed

Ahmad, who is the BJP district general secretary for Baramulla and in-charge for Kupwara district, is safe, a police official said

Press Trust of India April 01, 2021 13:32:57 IST
Militants attack BJP leader Anwar Ahmad's residence in J&K's Srinagar, policeman killed

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Srinagar: A policeman was killed when militants fired upon the residence of a BJP leader in Nowgam area of the city on Thursday, police said.

BJP leader Anwar Ahmad, who is the party's district general secretary for Baramulla and in-charge for Kupwara district, is safe, a police official said.

The official said that the militants fired upon the guard post of the BJP leader at Arigam Nowgam in the outskirts of the Srinagar this morning.

In the firing, Constable Rameez Raja was injured and rushed to SMHS hospital in the city where doctors declared him brought dead. Medical Superintendent of SMHS Hospital, Dr Nazir Chowdhary, said the cop was brought dead to the hospital.

Militants decamped with an SLR rifle from the spot.

BJP's media in-charge Manzoor Bhat said the party's Kashmir unit strongly condemns the brutal attack.

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