On a day three special observers appointed by the Election Commission for Jammu and Kashmir arrived in the Valley, suspected militants shot at a National Conference leader at Bijbehara in Anantnag district.
Mohammed Ismail Wani (60), the NC’s Bijbehara block president, was in an orchard when he was attacked by militants Thursday, police officials said. Health officials in Bijbehara said that Ismail was referred to Srinagar for further treatment.
A J&K Police statement issued on Thursday night said, “One individual was shot at by the terrorists at about 1745 hrs nearby Thajiwara in Bijbehara.”
Dr Showkat, Medical Superintendent at the sub district hospital in Bijbehara said, “He (Ismail) sustained bullet injuries in the chest and his condition was critical. So he was shifted to Srinagar for specialised treatment.”
Former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah tweeted, “My @JKNC_ colleague Mohd Ismail Wani, block President Bijbehara block in South Kashmir of has been shot & injured. He has been referred to Srinagar. Praying for his recovery.”