Jammu and Kashmir: BJP leader, his father and brother killed by terrorists in Bandipora

By: |
Updated: Jul 08, 2020 11:27 PM

DGP Dilbagh Singh said that Bari's brother Umar and father Bashir Ahmad were injured in the firing and rushed to a local hospital.

Wasim Ahmad Bari, Bandipora attack, BJP leader killedBJP leader Wasim Ahmad Bari. (File Photo)

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.

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.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1‘Lord Ram’s wish’: Litigant Iqbal Ansari gets first invite for Ram Mandir bhumi pujan
2Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh cremated in Delhi
3Amit Shah likely to skip Ram Mandir bhumi pujan on August 5 in Ayodhya