BDC Member Shot Dead In Budgam

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Srinagar: A block development council member was shot dead by militants on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

Bhupinder Singh, a member of the block development council of Khag block in Budgam district, was shot at by the ultras in his ancestral village Dalwash at 1945 hours, a police official said.

He died on the spot.

The police official said Singh, who was given two PSOs for personal security, had dropped the security personnel at Khag police station and proceeded towards his house at Aloochibagh here.

However, without informing the police he went to his ancestral village where he was attacked by the militants, the official added.

Meanwhile, suspected militants on Wednesday fired upon state forces in main town Pulwama of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Official sources said that militants fired upon on state forces in main town Pulwama. However in this incident no loss of life or injury has been reported so far.

Soon after the attack, the whole area was cordoned off to nab the attackers.

LG condemns killing

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha condemned the killing of a block development council member, an official spokesperson said.

The Lt governor has expressed anguish over the killing of the BDC councillor and said that the heinous act is an attempt to spread fear and vitiate the atmosphere of peace and progress.

He said there can be no justification for such attacks.

The society does not have any space for perpetrators of violence and those involved in this cowardly act shall be brought to justice, he added.

In a condolence message, Sinha has conveyed his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for Eternal Peace To The Departed Soul.

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