Sarpanch critical after being shot at by militants

  • PTI
  • Updated: Dec 01, 2014 21:32 IST

In another daring attack,suspected militants tonight shot at and critically injured a sarpanch,who had joined People's Democratic Party earlier on Monday, in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

Shiraz Ahmad Bhat was critically injured after some militants shot at him in Shigan area of Shopian this evening,a police spokesman said.

Bhat was rushed to a hospital in Pulwama form where he was referred to Srinagar hospital in view of his critical condition.

Sources said Bhat, who was earlier affiliated to ruling National Conference, on Monday joined opposition PDP.This is a second attack by militants on political workers in as many days in Shopian.Last night ultras shot dead a National Conference Sarpanch in the town.

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