Hindustan Times (Lucknow)

SENIOR BJP LEADER RAKESH PANDITA KILLED BY TERRORISTS IN J&K: POLICE

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SRINAGAR: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and municipal chairman Rakesh Pandita was allegedly killed by terrorists on Wednesday night in South Kashmir’s Tral area, police said, adding that three terrorists were involved in the incident.

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that late on Wednesday evening, three unidentifi­ed terrorists fired upon Pandita, municipal councillor of Tral town and a resident of Tral Bala who was visiting his friend at Tral Payeen.

“Pandita succumbed to his injuries whereas his friend’s daughter is seriously wounded,” Kumar said.

Police said Pandita was residing in a secure accommodat­ion at Srinagar and was provided with two public security officers.

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