Petrol Bomb Hurled at Minister’s Home

Srinagar: Amid raging anger in Kashmir, the house of Education Minister and top PDP leader Naem Akthar was attacked on Monday night with petrol bombs.

The two story house of Akhtar named “illusion” is located in uptown Parraypora area of Srinagar.

However, when the attacks were carried on, Akhtar and his family members were not present in the house.

He had shifted his residence to high-security Gupkar soon after becoming the minister.

A close relative of Akthar, however, has been occupying the house.

Earlier, Akthar’s cavalcade was pelted with stones in Bandipore, his hometown, while he was traveling to Srinagar.

On July 17, PDP assembly member from Pulwama Mohammad Khalil Bandh suffered serious injuries when his vehicle was attacked in Pulwama town.

Bandh was shifted to the Army Base hospital and was later taken to Delhi for advanced treatment.

In an another attack soon after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, protestors had set fire to a building in Kokernag belonging to MLA Abdul Rahim Rather.

A petrol bomb was also hurled at the office of Road and Buildings department at SDA colony in Bemina area of the city on Monday night, the officials said. 

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