Terrorists on Monday shot dead the Peoples Democratic Party’s district president for Pulwama, Abdul Gani Dar, in the south Kashmir district, police said.
Gani was shot at by the terrorists in Pinglena area of Pulwama district on Monday afternoon, a police official said.
Dar, an advocate by profession, was referred to SMHS Hospital but succumbed to injuries.
The PDP leader was shot at three times from a close range with an AK assault rifle, he said, adding two bullets hit him in the chest and one in the shoulder.
No terrorist outfit has claimed responsibility for the killing so far.
This is second political killing in south Kashmir in a week.
On April 17, terrorists had shot dead a former public prosecutor affiliated with opposition National Conference in Shopian district.
The attack comes close on the heels of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Earlier, Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti stated that a dialogue process would be initiated only after normalcy was restored in the Valley.
The chief minister after meeting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured that within two-three months the situation in the Valley would definitely improve.
“In a period of two-three months, you will see a changed Jammu and Kashmir. Next few months are really crucial for us. We will first restore the normalcy, than we will talk. This issue is as old as 70 years,” Mufti said.
-- With inputs from ANI