PDP leader Sajad Mufti's personal security officer Farooq Ahmad shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag

  • Militants on Friday shot dead a personal security officer of a PDP leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said

  • The incident took place when Mufti Sajad, a PDP leader and a relative of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, had gone to a mosque in Bijbehara to offer congregational prayers

  • The militants killed the PDP leader's PSO Farooq Ahmad, who was standing outside the mosque, by opening fire on him from close range

Srinagar: Militants on Friday shot dead a personal security officer of a PDP leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

The incident took place when Mufti Sajad, a PDP leader and a relative of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, had gone to a mosque in Bijbehara to offer congregational prayers, a police official said.

 PDP leader Sajad Muftis personal security officer Farooq Ahmad shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmirs Anantnag

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti. PTI

The militants killed the PDP leader's PSO Farooq Ahmad, who was standing outside the mosque, by opening fire on him from close range, he said, adding that the PDP leader is reportedly safe.

The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to nab assailants, the official said.

Further details are awaited.

Updated Date: Jul 19, 2019 15:39:36 IST