House of ruling PDP MLA Mohammad Yousuf Bhat attacked by mob in Kashmir

The house of ruling PDP MLA Mohammad Yousuf Bhat in Shopian district in Kashmir was attacked by a mob which set ablaze the security guard room and a motorcycle, police said on Thursday.

PTI August 18, 2016 18:44:42 IST
House of ruling PDP MLA Mohammad Yousuf Bhat attacked by mob in Kashmir

Srinagar: The house of ruling PDP MLA Mohammad Yousuf Bhat in Shopian district in Kashmir was attacked by a mob which set ablaze the security guard room and a motorcycle, police said on Thursday.

House of ruling PDP MLA Mohammad Yousuf Bhat attacked by mob in KashmirBhat, who is the chief whip of PDP in the Assembly, and his family were not present in the house at the time of the attack.

A large number of people attacked Bhat's house after police raided several houses in Meemandar locality late last night in search of youth, a police official said.

The locals put up a stiff resistance because of which the police party had to beat a hasty retreat, the official said, adding the mob subsequently attacked Bhat's house.

The mob set on fire the guard room of the MLA's residence and a motorcycle parked outside it, the official said.

Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on 8 July.

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