Former Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) activist was injured after shot at by suspected militants at Kuch Mulla of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday late evening.
Reports reaching GNS said that the masked gunmen believed to be militants fired upon the man identified as Abdul Rashid Bhat (50) son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat of Kuch Mullaa outside his home. In the incident, Rashid received a bullet wound in his left foot.
Sources said that Rashid was earlier associated with BJP, however, later he quit the party several years back.
A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that the man has been hospitalised where his condition is said to be stable.
Soon after the incident, government forces launched searches in the area to track down the gunmen. (GNS)