BJP activist, father & brother shot dead in Bandipora
10 PSOs, attached with slain activist, arrested
Bandipora: An activist of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his father and brother were shot dead by unidentified militants outside his residence in Muslimabad area of Bandipora district.
Sheikh Waseem Bari, the ex-president BJP Bandipora district, his father, Bashir Ahmad and brother, Umar Bari were at their shop when unidentified militants opened fire on them.
They were rushed to the hospital but doctors there declared all the three ‘brought dead’.
Sources said that the shop, where the trio was targeted, is part of their residential building.
Sources further said that Bari was provided security by the government and had ten (10) personal security officers (PSOs) attached to him. However, there was none among them present at the place and time of attack.
Sources said that his PSOs usually stay in the first floor of the building and the shop, where the attack was carried out, is in the ground floor of the same building.
Sources said that the residence of Bari is located just opposite to the Bandipora Police Station.
Meanwhile, all the ten PSOs attached with slain BJP activists were arrested by the police late Wednesday evening.
“All The ten PSOs have been arrested,” Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar told GNS.
It’s unpardonable act of violence: PC; Shocked and saddened: Ram Madhav
Srinagar/New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference has strongly condemned the killing of Wasim Bari along with his father and brother in Bandipora.
“This unjustifiable & unpardonable act of violence has left an entire family devasted. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this hour of grief,” a spokesman of the party said in a statement issued here today.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Ram Madhav on Wednesday expressed shock at the killing of party leader Wasim Bari and his brother and noted that the incident took place despite security provided to them.
“Shocked and saddened by the killing of young BJP leader Wasim Bari and his brother by terrorists in Bandipora. Bari’s father who is also a senior leader was injured. This despite 8 security commandos. Condolences to the family,” Madhav, who is his party’s pointsman for J&K, tweeted.