Former militant shot at, injured
Jamaat Unit Head Escapes Unhurt, Grenade Explosion At Nowgam
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, June 7: Unidentified gunmen shot at and injured a former militant in old city, while a unit head of Jamaat-e-Islami escaped unhurt when gunmen opened fire on his house in south Kashmir, and suspected militants hurled two grenades on city outskirts here, police and reports said on Thursday.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Superintendent of Police Hazratbal, Abdul Qayoom said that unidentified gunmen opened fire on the former militant Ghulam Hassan Mir alias Shabnum at Saderbal in old city on late Thursday evening injuring him critically. He said Shabnum was basically a resident of Tral in Pulwama district and had migrated to Srinagar seven years ago. He was presently running a hosiery shop outside his house at Saderbal.
The SP said that unidentified person arrived at his shop this evening and asked for some goods. “Once he started to collect the goods they opened fire on him with a pistol,” he said. “Bullets pierced through his neck. We have brought him to SKIMS in a critical condition.”
The police officer said that another person identified as Abdul Rashid also suffered minor injuries and he is out of danger. The SP said they had no information about the number of militants who carried out the attack. “Things will be clear in the morning,” he added.
Police records state that Shabnum was an ex-militant of Hizbul-Mujahideen and was arrested in 2007 by Srinagar Police. Meanwhile suspected militants hurled two grenades in Nowgam area on city outskirts on Thursday evening, however no loss of life or property was reported, police said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar, Syed Aashiq Hussain Bukhari, told Greater Kashmir that militants hurled two grenades at forces around 6 PM near Phuroo Chowk at Nowgam.
The first grenade missed the target and exploded on the roadside. Other one was recovered live and there was no loss of life or property, the officer added.
JAMAAT UNIT HEAD ESCAPES UNHURT
Unidentified gunmen fired upon the house of the unit head of Jamaat-e-Islami Muhammad Sidiq Bhat at Qaimoh in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district last night.
Bhat and his family escaped unhurt in the incident. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.
Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami has condemned the attack and termed it as “dastardly act.”
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