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Forest department official shot dead in J-K’s Baramulla by suspect LeT militants

Initial investigation establishes the involvement of LeT militant Yousuf Dar alias Kantroo, police said.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2018 08:56 IST
Jammu and Kashmir,Baramulla,official shot dead
The forest department official sustained critical injuries and later succumbed.(PTI File Photo)

Suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militants shot dead a Forest Department official tonight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla, police said.

“Terrorists this evening barged inside Tariq Ahmad Malik’s house in Zandpal area in Tangmarg and fired upon him,” a police spokesman said.

Malik sustained critical injuries and later succumbed, he said.

Police have registered a case and initial investigation establishes the involvement of LeT militant Yousuf Dar alias Kantroo, the spokesman said.

First Published: Aug 24, 2018 08:40 IST