'Attack' on PDP leader: 2 former renegades arrested

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police Monday arrested two former renegades for allegedly attacking the cavalcade of People’s Democratic Party candidate and lodged a formal case against them. 

The third accused according to police, is still at large.

PDP candidate for Sonawari constituency, Yasir Reshi’s cavalcade was allegedly attacked with stones and sticks near Nawabadi on Sunday damaging three vehicles. 

Reshi was on way to Safapora to address an election rally. His security guards according to reports exercised maximum restraint and did not retaliate.

Reshi alleged that the attack on his cavalcade was ‘maneuvered’ by his rival National Conference candidate.

Police took cognizance of the case after Reshi filed a formal complaint before Election Officer in Bandipora and Superintendent of Police in neighbouring Ganderbal.

Reshi had alleged that three former government gunmen and supporters of NC candidate, Ayub Mir, Kamal Mir and Nika Bai, all residents of Nawabadi, were directly involved in the attack.

A police official said after taking note of the alleged attack, they have arrested two persons while Ayub alias Ayub Nabid is still at large.

He said that the culprit who is evading his arrest will be nabbed soon. “We have registered a case against the accused vide FIR number 25/2010 under section 147,148,341,407 of RPC,” he said. 

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