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BJP Councillor Shot Dead By Terrorists At Home In J&K's Pulwama

Rakesh Pandita had been elected to the municipal council in Tral unopposed in 2018

A BJP chief and municipal councillor was shot lifeless by terrorists immediately in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Rakesh Pandita was at his pal’s dwelling in Pulwama’s Tral space when three terrorists barged in and opened fireplace, stated sources within the police.

Whereas Mr Pandita died on the spot, a lady recognized as Asifa Mushtaq was injured within the assault. She is present process therapy at a hospital in Srinagar and her situation is learnt to be crucial.

Police stated the BJP chief had been offered Private Safety Officers (PSO) and was lodged at a resort in Srinagar to make sure his security, however he went to Tral with out the safety personnel.

“#Terrorists shot lifeless one councillor particularly Rakesh Pandita in #Tral. Regardless of offered 02 PSOs & secured resort lodging in Srinagar, the stated councillor went to Tral with out PSOs. Space cordoned off & search is occurring. @JmuKmrPolice,” Kashmir Zone Police stated in a tweet.

Following the incident, the workplace of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha stated in an announcement, “Saddened to listen to in regards to the terror assault on Councillor Rakesh Pandita at Tral, Pulwama. I strongly condemn the assault. My condolences to the bereaved household on this time of grief.” 

“Terrorists won’t ever succeed of their nefarious designs, and people answerable for such heinous acts shall be delivered to justice,” the assertion added.

Former Chief Minister and president of the Peoples Democratic Celebration, Mehbooba Mufti, expressed her condolences and stated such acts of “mindless violence” have “solely introduced distress” to the individuals.

“Shocked to listen to that BJP chief Rakesh Pandit has been shot lifeless by militants. These mindless acts of violence have introduced solely distress to J&Ok. My condolences to the household & could his soul relaxation in peace,” she stated in a tweet.

Condemning the assault, President of Peoples Convention Sajad Lone tweeted, “But once more gunmen assault a non combatant. This gun is a curse. Simply ponder. For the reason that day this menace got here into Kashmir. What have we seen. In a nut shell whole disempowerment of the Kashmiri. Pricey gunmen. Can u please return the place u got here from. We’ve had sufficient.”

Mr Pandita had been elected to the municipal council in Tral unopposed in 2018 after the native polls have been boycotted by the foremost regional events of the Valley, the Nationwide Convention and the PDP.

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