Srinagar, May 5: Two persons were killed by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in the wee hours on Saturday in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, a police spokesman said.
On Friday night, militants shot dead a person and critically wounded his wife in Baramulla, where three youths in their twenties were killed by gunmen recently.
During the intervening night of May 4 and 5, a group of militants bared into the house of one Ghulam Hassan Dar (45) alias Hassa Rassa and his nephew 26-year-old Bashir Ahmad Dar, a driver by profession at Gulshan Mohalla, Shahgund Hajin in Bandipora. However, before the family members could do anything militants abducted them, he said.
He said in the wee hours at 0330 hrs, militants shot them dead and their bodies were recovered near a local mosque at Raheem Dar Mohalla, Hajin.
Spokesman said preliminary investigation suggest that the LeT militants were involved in the incident.
Police has registered a case and started investigation, they added.
Official source said unidentified gunmen barged into the residence of one Muhammad Ashraf Mir at Harwan Bomoi in Sopore at around 2130 hrs on Friday. “The gunmen fired at Mir and his wife, Saima Begum, resulting in injuries to the couple,” they said.
The injured were immediately taken to Sub District Hospital Sopore, where Mir succumbed. “Saima was referred to a hospital in a critical condition,” they said.
This is the second such incident in this week in Baramulla. Three youth were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in old Baramulla town on Monday.
Meanwhile Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the killing of three civilians during the past 24 hours in various parts of the Kashmir Valley.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said she has often said that with the killing of civilians nobody’s interests are served but we are plunging the State into uncertainty and chaos. “Whose interests are we serving by killing these civilians but plunging our society into chaos and uncertainty”, she said in her statement.
The need of the hour, the Chief Minister reiterated, is to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the vortex of violence for which she asked all shades of opinion to rise to the occasion.
It may be mentioned her that two civilians at Hajin and one at Sopore were killed by unknown gunmen during the past 24 hours.
The Chief Minister has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister taking strong note of the death of a youth at Noorbagh, Srinagar by a Police vehicle today has directed the Police to take legal cognizance of the incident and punish the guilty found involved in the incident.
Meanwhile Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone SP Pani Saturday said that they will definitely take action against the vehicle driver who run over a protesters in Srinagar during clashes.
“We have taken cognizance of the video. We are ascertaining the facts and investigating the matter and action will follow,” he said.
When asked is it a CRPF or police vehicle, Inspector General of Police said: “It looks like police vehicle, but we will take action.”
Pertinently, in a shocking video that has gone viral on social media and has sent shock waves among people of Kashmir, a local protester Adil Ahmed Khanday Son of Ghulam Ahmed, a resident of Ghasi Mohalla Safakadal can be seen run over by a Forces armoured vehicle.
Police had claimed that Adil Ahmed Yadoo died in a road traffic accident. “One person identified as Adil Ahmed Yadoo was brought to SMHS Hospital whom doctors declared brought dead. Medical bulletin suggest that the person died due to crush injury in a road traffic accident at Noorbagh,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted and asked citizens not to pay heed to rumours.
However, few hours after the incident, a video went viral which is being posted and shared by netizens on social media extensively.