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BJP worker injured in misfiring by security guard: Jammu and Kashmir Police

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 17-07-2021 HT Correspondent
a group of people walking down a street next to a bus: The injured BJP worker has been discharged from the hospital after treatment for the bullet wound. (HT Photo/Representative use) © Provided by Hindustan Times The injured BJP worker has been discharged from the hospital after treatment for the bullet wound. (HT Photo/Representative use)

Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Ishfaq Mir was injured by a bullet misfired by his personal security officer (PSO) in Kupwara on Friday, ruling out speculations of a terror attack on the politician. Mir is son of BJP district president Kupwara, Mohammad Shafi.

“The weapon of the PSO went off accidently in the car which hit the arm of BJP worker Ishfaq Mir. The other PSO fired in fear. Ishfaq got a minor arm injury. People are requested not to spread rumours of [a] terror attack,” SSP Kupwara GV Sundeep said.

He said that the injured worker has been discharged from the hospital.BJP state spokesman Altaf Thakur said Mir is stable and out of danger.

Earlier news of the attack had spread panic among BJP workers in Kashmir. In the past two years several BJP leaders were killed by terrorists in various attacks.

On June 2, BJP activist and member of Kashmiri Pandit community Rakesh Pandita was gunned down by terrorists in Kashmir’s Tral in Pulwama district.

10 days ago, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) group commander Mehrajuddin Halwai alias Ubaid was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kupwara on July 7 after he was apprehended during routine vehicle checking at Watyen in Ganders area.

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