Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Dec 15: A petrol bomb attack on Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) candidate, contesting District Development Council (DDC) elections, was averted by his supporters in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, former chief minister and PAGD vice president Mehbooba Mufti has demanded enquiry into the incident and stern action against the two accused, who were caught and handed over to police by the supporters of the candidate.
Official sources said that the workers of PAGD candidate Tariq Majnon caught two suspicious persons during a rally at Wavera in Kupwara. “During checking, two petrol bombs were recovered from the accused,” they said, adding the duo was immediately handed over to police.
The workers of the PAGD candidate alleged that the accused, identified as Faisal Ahmad and Faisal Ahmad, are supporters of another DDC candidate. “One of the accused is the son of a sarpanch,” they alleged.
Taking to twitter, Mehbooba, who is also the president of PDP, said two miscreants tried to hurl a petrol bomb at PAGD candidate Tariq Majnon’s rally in Wavera, Kupwara. “They were caught & handed over to the police. Request @hello_anshul @KKSharmaJK @JmuKmrPolice to initiate an enquiry & ensure stringent action,” she tweeted.
District Magistrate of Kupwara Anshul Garg was quick to respond to Mehbooba’s tweet, saying, “Ma’m, the administration is seized of the matter and the miscreants shall be dealt strictly, as warranted by law. Meanwhile, security of all contesting candidates is being ensured to the fullest extent.”
The incident comes just days ahead of DDC elections scheduled to be held in Wavera Block on December 19.