BJP leader Rakesh Pandit shot dead outside his house in South Kashmir

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 02, 2021, 10:59 PM IST
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BJP leader Rakesh Pandit was shot dead outside his house in Tral area in South Kashmir on Wednesday.

As per reports, terrorists fired bullets at the BJP leader critically injuring him. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

"Three unidentified terrorists shot dead Municipal Councillor of Tral Rakesh Pandita Somnath this evening. He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to injuries," said Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar.

The area has been cordoned off to nab the terrorists. "Despite being provided with 2 PSOs & secured hotel accommodation in Srinagar, the said councillor went to Tral without PSOs. Area cordoned off & search is underway," he added.

More details awaited.

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