Non-local vendor shot dead in Anantnag

LG condemns terror attack

Two LeT associates held with arms

Fayaz Bukhari

SRINAGAR, Apr 17: Militants tonight shot dead a non-local vendor from Bihar in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.
Identified as Raja Shah son of Shankar Shah of Bihar, the deceased was a vendor at Jablipora Bijbehara who used to sell snacks.

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He was shot at by militants at his residence tonight in the village. He had bullet wounds on neck and abdomen.
The militants fled from the spot leaving him in a pool of blood. An official said that he was removed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.
Senior police and security officials reached the spot and a hunt has been launched against the militants responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has condemned the terror attack in Bijbehara, Anantnag today. He has conveyed his condolences to the family of the deceased civilian Raja Shah, a resident of Bihar.
The Lt Governor said: “No words are strong enough to condemn the heinous terrorist attack in Bijbehara, Anantnag, targeting Raja Shah, a resident of Bihar. I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family of the innocent civilian martyred in this cowardly attack. Entire nation stands in solidarity with the family in this hour of grief.
We have full faith in the unparalleled valour of J&K Police and security forces, and I assure the people that terrorists responsible for this barbaric act will have to pay a very heavy price. We will hunt down the perpetrators and crush those elements, who are aiding and abetting the terrorists.”
Meanwhile, security forces today arrested two associates of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) along with arms and ammunition in Naina Bridge area of Anantnag district.
A police official said that during checking, two persons were arrested along with arms and ammunition.
Both have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar resident of Sangam and Waseem Ahmad Wani resident of Shopian.
One pistol, two grenades and magazines were recovered from their possession.
An FIR No.82/24 has been registered in Police Station Sangam and investigation taken up.