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BJP Leader Wasim Bari,His Father And Brother Shot Dead By Terrorists In J&K
Terrorists fired upon BJP leader Wasim Bari outside his shop near Bandipur police station at around 9 pm today
BJP Leader Wasim Bari, His Father And Brother Shot Dead By Terrorists In J&K
New Delhi: Sheikh Wasim, the BJP leader in Jammu and Kashmir was killed by a group of terrorists, along with his father and brother on late Wednesday night. The incident took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipore district.
"Terrorists fired on BJP worker Wasim Bari at Bandipora. During indiscriminate firing Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad, and brother Umer Bashir got injured and shifted to hospital, but all three succumbed to their injuries," J&K Police tweeted.
The BJP district president was reportedly sitting at a shop along with his family when the terrorists opened fire.
The Police of Jammu and Kashmir reported the absence of the policemen deployed to provide security for Mr. Wasim and would lead to the arrest of personal security officers (PSOs) for dereliction of duty.
A top police official confirmed the incident and said that Bari, his younger brother, and father were killed in a terror attack. The family had police protection and was provided with eight personnel. Whereas, none of them were present at the time of the incident.
Vijay Kumar, IG Kashmir said that ”The family is protected by a component of eight personnel but none were present at the time of the incident, so we are arresting them".
The areas have been cordoned off and the searches have been on to arrest the terrorist. Further investigation is underway and a case has been registered
The killing had shocked many leaders including senior BJP leader Ram Madhav.
"Shocked and saddened by the killing of young BJP leader Wasim Bari and his brother by terrorists in Bandipora. This despite 8 security commandos. Condolences to the family," Mr. Madhav tweeted, noting that Mr. Wasim's father was also a BJP "senior leader".
The attack was condemned by former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Mr. Abdullah took to Twitter to post his condolences.
"Sorry to hear about the murderous terror attack on the BJP functionaries & their father in Bandipore earlier this evening. I condemn the attack. My condolences to their families in this time of grief," Mr. Abdullah said.
"Sadly the violent targeting of mainstream political workers continues unabated," he added.
BJP President JP Nadda tweeted " We lost Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father&brother in Bandipora,J&K today in a cowardly attack on them. This is a huge loss for the party. My deepest condolences are with the family.The entire Party stands with the bereaved family.I assure you that their sacrifice will not go in vain"
We lost Sheikh Waseem Bari,his father & brother in Bandipora, J&K today in a cowardly attack on them.This is a huge loss for the party. My deepest condolences are with the family.The entire Party stands with the bereaved family. I assure that their sacrifice will not go in vain.— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) July 8, 2020