Man shot at in Bijbehara, hospitalised

SPO shot at, injured in Anantnag in south Kashmir

A man was injured after being shot at by unknown gunmen in Jablipora village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

Reports said that the masked gunmen fired upon the man identified as Abdul Qayoom Pandith son of Ghulam Mohidin Pandith outside his home at Jablipora.

In the incident, Pandith received a bullet wound in his leg.

A police officer confirmed the incident to news agency GNS and said that Pandith, a contractor by profession was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Sources, however, said that Pandith was later referred to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment.

Soon after the incident, the government forces launched searches in the area to nab the assailants.