Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel shot dead in Kashmir
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel was shot dead today by terrorists in Rajpora area of South Kashmir. Two of his personal security officers were also injured when terrorists attacked the car they were traveling in. Patel succumbed to injuries on his way to a hospital. The two officers are meanwhile undergoing treatment. Security forces have launched a search to nab the attackers, officials said.
Heartfelt condolences to the family of senior Congress leader, G. N. Patel who was killed by militants today in Rajpora. Such cowardly acts achieve nothing but leave one more family devastated.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) April 25, 2018
Patel, who was the general secretary of the Pulwama wing of the PDP last year, had since shifted to Congress. He was in his Scorpio when he came under attack. Afterwards, the terrorists fled with their service rifles. Security forces have cordoned off the area now. Police have registered a case in the murder of the Dangerpora Shadimarg resident and are probing the incident.
Last year, in an interview to NDTV, Patel had said that political workers are "quivering with fear." When asked whose writ runs in J&K, he had refused to answer. "I can tell you personally on the promise to not show it on the media. Showing it on the media will increase threat to my life," he had said.
What terrible news to start the day with here. My heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased prayers for the injured. Allah Jannat naseeb karay. https://t.co/IP1A5Z25yY— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) April 25, 2018