Srinagar, Aug 9: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was injured by unidentified gunmen in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday morning.
Official sources told UNI that gunmen fired at BJP worker, identified as Abdul Hamid Najar when he was out on a morning walk in Mohiendpora in Budgam. “The injured was immediately taken to SHMS hospital, where his health condition is stated to be stable,” they said.
They said Najar has received a bullet injury to his abdomen. “The gunmen managed to escape from the spot,” they said, adding security forces have been rushed to the area and a search operation has been launched to nab the attackers.
Confirming the incident, BJP leader Manzoor Ahmad Bhat said that Najar is a dedicated party worker, who has been making efforts to mitigate the problems of locals.
This is the third attack on people associated with BJP in the valley during the last five days. A sarpanch, Sajjad Ahmad, was attacked outside his residence at Qazigund in south Kashmir on Thursday. Another sarpanch, identified as Arif Ahmad Shah, was critically injured in the attack by militants in south Kashmir.
Last month, former BJP district president Waseem Bari, his father and brother were killed inside their shop in north Kashmir district of Bandipora.