BJP leader attacked, PSO martyred in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal; terrorist killed in retaliation | India News

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ghulam Qadir was attacked on Tuesday by unidentified terrorists in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir. However timely retaliation of his personal security officials (PSO) saved his life.

Unfortunately, police constable Mohd Altaf who was injured during the attack succumbed to injuries. Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “Our critically injured colleague Ct Altaf (PSO) attained martyrdom. He set an example of professionalism & bravery. We are proud of him. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

A terrorist was killed in a crossfire, said the Jammu and Kashmir Police. Qadir is the Ganderbal district vice president of the BJP.

Earlier, Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “Terrorist fired upon one BJP worker at Nunar Ganderbal. He is safe, however, his one PSO was injured in this incident. One unidentified terrorist got killed in PSOs retaliation.”

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IGP Kashmir also confirmed the attack on BJP worker and appreciated the timely action of the PSOs. The whole area has been cordoned and searches launched to nab more associates of the killed terrorist. 

Updated: October 6, 2020 — 5:50 pm

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