Srinagar, March 11: Militants on Friday evening shot dead a Sarpanch in Adoora area of Kulgam in South Kashmir. This is the second killing of a Panchayat member in last two days in The Valley.
Official sources said that militants fired upon Shabir Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Abdullah at his native village of Adoora.
The injured was shifted to district hospital Kulgam where he was declared brought dead. “He had bullet injuries in abdomen and was brought dead to the hospital,” Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Muzaffar said.
A police officer said that a case has been registered while area has been immediately cordoned off.
On March 9, Militants barged inside the house of a Sarpanch Sameer Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rasheed Bhat and shot him dead at Khonmoh area in outskirts of Srinagar.
Slain Sarpanch left home without informing Police, was given accommodation in secure Hotel at Srinagar: IGP Kashmir
Police said that the Sarpanch who was killed by militants earlier at Kulgam didnt informed police before going to home.
Quoting IGP Kashmir, the Kashmir police Zone twitted “Deceased Sarpanch Shri Shabir Ahmed Mir was given accommodation in a secured hotel in Srinagar. He had left hotel and reached his home without informing police. All PPs are advised to kindly follow SOPs, ends the tweet. gns