BJP worker out on morning walk fired upon in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam, third attack in 5 days | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

BJP worker out on morning walk fired upon in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam, third attack in 5 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
Aug 09, 2020 09:50 AM IST

Thirty eight-year-old Abdul Hamid Najar was the district president of the BJP. Earlier, a sarpanch was killed in South Kashmir’s Qazigund area on Thursday.

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was attacked in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam. He has been shifted to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital.

A general view of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.(AP File Photo)
A general view of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir.(AP File Photo)

The police said that Abdul Hamid Najar was on morning walk when unidentified gunmen fired at him near Ompora.

Thirty eight-year-old Najar (who belongs to the Other Backward Class) was the district president of the BJP.

This is the third attack on a BJP leader or worker in last five days. Earlier, a sarpanch was killed in South Kashmir’s Qazigund area on Thursday.

The sarpanch, Sajjad Ahmad, was attacked outside his residence, the police said. He was rushed to the hospital where authorities declared him brought dead.

Another sarpanch Arif Ahmad Shah was also critically injured in the attack by terrorists in the same district.

After these attacks, three BJP workers had announced their dissociation with the party.

“We have resigned from the BJP. I am an unlettered person and earn my living as a labourer. I had joined BJP a few months back. I thought it is better to focus on my living and feed my family happily without any tension,” said Wani, a baker by profession.

Two other panchayat members - one of them affiliated with the Congress - had resigned after the attack.

Last month, former BJP district president Waseem Bari, his father and brother were killed inside their shop after militants fired on them from close range. Bari had a 10-member police security and all of them were suspended and arrested because they were not with him when he was attacked.

Catch every big hit, every wicket with Crickit, a one stop destination for Live Scores, Match Stats, Infographics & much more. Explore now!

See more

Get Current Updates on India News, Budget 2024, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, July 13, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On