After being shot by suspected terrorists at south Kashmir’s Pinglan area of Pulwama district, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) district President for Pulwama Abdul Gani Dar has succumbed to his injuries. Reportedly, Gani was shot in the chest.
“Gani was heading towards Srinagar when suspected terrorists opened fire on him between Pahoo and Pinglan villages,” a senior police official said as per a report in TOI. “He was shifted to a SMHS hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed to bullet injuries,” the official added.
“He was brought dead,” Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital, Srinagar, Dr Nazir Chaudhary said.
Dar has been linked with the Congress party at a range of capacities before joining PDP on November 1, 2014. This was the second attack on him in just last two weeks.
The attack occurred just before J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The CM after meeting Singh has assured that the circumstances in the Valley would certainly get better within two-three months.
“In a period of two-three months, you will see a changed Jammu and Kashmir. Next few months are really crucial for us. We will first restore the normalcy, than we will talk. This issue is as old as 70 years,” Mufti said.