A cop was killed when militants attacked the residence of a senior BJP leader Muhammad Anwar Khan at Aribagh area of Srinagar.
Militants fired at the guard post outside the residence of BJP leader Khan at Aribagh, Nowgam in which a police man sustained injuries, he succumbed at the SMHS hospital.
“In the attack, a policeman, Ramiz Raja, was injured and he was shifted to SMHS hospital. However he succumbed to the injuries,” the police officer said.
The officer also confirmed that militants decamped with the rifle of the injured cop. He added that the BJP leader is safe and the attackers fled after facing resistance from the guards.
BJP’s media incharge Manzoor Bhat said that militants attacked the house of BJP leader Anwar Khan, who is party’s district president for Baramulla and incharge Kupwara district. “In the attack, Khan is safe,” he said.
BJP’s J&K spokesman Altaf Thakur said that he spoke to Khan over phone. “Khan is safe as the attack has been foiled. We condemn such attack and pray for the recovery of the injured cop,” he said.
(with KNO and GNS inputs)