DGP Dilbagh Singh said that Bari's brother Umar and father Bashir Ahmad were injured in the firing and rushed to a local hospital.
Bandipora terror attack: Unidentified terrorists shot dead A BJP leader, his father and brother in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora on Wednesday night. According to reports, militants opened in indiscriminate firing outside BJP leader Wasim Ahmad Bari’s shop at about 9 PM. The shop is located near a police station. Bari died on the spot.
DGP Dilbagh Singh said that Bari’s brother Umar and father Bashir Ahmad were injured in the firing and rushed to a local hospital. However, they succumbed to their injuries.
Senior police officials reached the spot soon after the incident and a search operation was launched in the area to nab the attackers.
Condemning the ‘cowardly’ attack on his party leader, BJP president JP Nadda said that the entire party was with Bari’s family at this time of grief.
“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 party. My deepest condolences are with the family.Entire Party stands with bereaved family.I assure that their sacrifice will not go in vain,” Nadda said in his tweet.
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
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condemned the BJP leader’s killing on Twitter.
“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. Sadly the violent targeting of mainstream political workers continues unabated,” Abdullah said in his tweet.
Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav expressed shock at incident while pointing out that the attack took place despite Bari having security guards. Madhav is BJP’s pointsman for Jammu and Kashmir.
“Shocked and saddened by the killing of young BJP leader Wasim Bari and his brother by terrorists in Bandipora. Bari’s father who is also a senior leader was injured. This despite 8 security commandos. Condolences to the family,” he tweeted.