LG condemns, say perpetrators will be punished soon
Srinagar: An independent Sarpanch was shot dead by militants in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday, officials said.
They said the bullet-ridden body of the Sarpanch, Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo son of Mohammad Sadiq of Goshbugh area of Pattan was found in an orchard, Rakh area, and was taken to hospital. The doctors declared Manzoor dead on arrival.
A police official while confirming the incident told GNS that entire area has been cordoned off and a manhunt has been launched to trace the attacker (s).
Meanwhile police in a tweet said militants fired upon and killed one Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo (an Independent Sarpanch) at Goshbugh area of Pattan, Baramulla. “Area has been cordoned off & search to track the involved (militants) is in progress,” police said.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha strongly condemned the attack on Sarpanch. “Perpetrators of this despicable act shall be punished. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief,” he said in a tweet.