Two PDP workers shot at in Shopian

Unknown gunmen shot at and injured two Peoples Democratic Party activists here in south Kashmir on Wednesday.

A police official told Greater Kashmir that the gunmen walked into two local pharmacies in Zainapora area of the district and abducted their owners Irfan Hameed and Muzaffar Ahmad.

They were taken to Reban hamlet, some 2 kilometres from the village, where the gunmen fired at their legs, the official said and added the duo was taken to the sub-district hospital Zainapora. 

A health official at the facility said that both the injured were sent to the district hospital Anantnag given the grave nature of their injuries.

“Later Irfan was referred to the SKIMS, Soura as a bullet had grazed his vein,” a local resident told Greater Kashmir over telephone.

Both Ahmad and Hameed are the active members of PDP.

Soon after the incident, former Chief Minister and party president Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter and condemned the attack.

“Condemn the dastardly act on PDP workers in Shopian. My heart goes out to these two brave hearts and I pray for their recovery….” Mufti tweeted.

Immediately after the incident, security forces cordoned off the area and launched a manhunt to nab the attackers, the police official said.

Meanwhile, senior PDP leader Sartaj Madani visited Anantnag hospital to enquire about the well being of the injured workers.