Pulwama: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) District President for Pulwama Advocate Abdul Gani Dar was critically injured after suspected militants opened fire on him in Pinglan area of the south Kashmir district.
Abdul Gani who is a senior PDP leader was on way to Srinagar when a group of suspected militants opened fire on him between Pahoo and Pinglan villages.
Sources said that Abdul was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment where he breathed his last.
Eyewitnesses said that shortly after the incident, militants managed to escape from the spot, however, Government Forces including Army, Police and Para-military Central Reserve Police Force personnel cordoned off some of the village and manhunt was launched to nab the militants.
Resident of Rohmu village of Pulwama district, Advocate Abdul Gani Dar joined PDP in 2014 when he developed differences with Congress party. Reliable sources said that Dar was a protected person; however, at the time of attack, his security guards were without weapon. Militants stopped his vehicle and targeted Dar. They didnt harm security guards, said a political leader from Pulwama district.
Confirming the death of Advocate Abdul Gani Dar, Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital Dr Nazir Ahmed Chowdary said that he had multiple bullet injuries.
CM condemns killing
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the killing of Abdul Gani Dar, a prominent lawyer and social worker of Pulwama district.
In her condolence message, the Chief Minister said Mr Dar was a selfless worker who lived and died for the people of his area. Besides being in legal profession, Dar was also the District President of PDP in Pulwama.
The Chief Minister regretted that such innocent killings remind us of the tragic reality of the vicious cycle of violence which is pushing our society to darkness.
Conveying her sympathies with the family of Dar, the Chief Minister has directed Police to identify the killers and unearth motives behind his killing.
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