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Kashmir Police shoot dead man who had killed BJP leader & family last year

The man shot dead was accused of killing a member of the BJP state executive committee, late Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father late Sheikh Bashir Ahmad and brother late Sheikh Umar.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 26, 2021 5:38:22 pm
File photo of late Sheikh Waseem Bari who was killed last year.

Kashmir Police Sunday said they killed the man who had shot three members of a family, all linked to the BJP, in July last year. The encounter took place in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Police said that two militants were killed in the encounter, including the man responsible for the death of a member of the BJP state executive committee, late Sheikh Waseem Bari, his father late Sheikh Bashir Ahmad and brother late Sheikh Umar. The attack had happened right outside the Bandipore Police Station when the three were at the family shop running out of their home.

The high-profile killings in a fortified zone had come as a shock for the security establishment, especially as Bandipore has been relatively calm in recent years.

Bari had been associated with the BJP for more than four years and was earlier president of the party’s Bandipore district unit. Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar said the three were shot by some unidentified men.

Deaths of BJP leader, his two family members avenged: Ravinder Raina

Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina Sunday said the murders of a party leader and his kin were avenged, as he saluted the security forces for neutralising two militants, one of whom was involved in the triple murder in Bandipora last year.

In July last year, BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari, his brother Umar Sultan and father Bashir Ahmad Sheikh were killed by terrorists outside their shop close to Bandipora police station. After the encounter in Bandipora in north Kashmir on Sunday, Kashmir Zone police tweeted: “Killer of BJP leader late Waseem Bari, his father and brother #killed in the #encounter. Further details shall follow.”

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