Man from Dehradun shot at by terrorists in J&K's Shopian

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/9/2024 12:27:02 AM Front Page

Srinagar: Terrorists shot at and injured a non-local person in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Monday, officials said.
At about 9 pm, terrorists fired upon and injured Dilranjeet Singh, a resident of Uttarakhand's Dehradun, in the Herpora area of the south Kashmir district, they said.
Singh was rushed to the Shopian district hospital, from where he was referred to a hospital in Srinagar, the officials said.
They added that the injured man's condition is stated to be stable.
Police have cordoned off the area where Singh was shot at and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers, the officials said.
The attacks on the non-local workers started in the valley after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. The attacks saw a sharp increase in 2021 and 2022.
Earlier in February this year, two non-locals from Punjab were shot dead by terrorists in old city of Srinagar. A week later, Jammu and Kashmir police said the terrorists, who shot dead the duo, were arrested in Srinagar and the weapon used in the attack was recovered.
Earlier, on Friday, security forces in Jammu and Kashmir prevented an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district.
In Uri's Sabura Nala Rustam area, army personnel detected suspicious movement along the LoC and identified intruders, who then engaged in gunfire, prompting the soldiers to retaliate, resulting in the death of at least one terrorist.
One terrorist's body was recovered, with security forces suspecting that another may also have died. Additionally, arms and ammunition, including AK rifles, grenades, and currency, were seized from the encounter site.
In another incident on April 2, police sub-inspector Deepak Sharma was killed along with wanted criminal Vasudev and special police officer Anil Kumar was also injured during a gunfight on the premises of Government Medical College (GMC) around 10:30 pm in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua.
Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, special awareness camps have been launched for Kashmiri migrants across Jammu and Udhampur districts encouraging their participation in national elections.
The elections in the Union Territoy are set to occur in five phases on April 19 (Udhampur) and 26 (Jammu), May 7 (Anantnag-Rajouri), 13 (Srinagar), and 20 (Baramulla), with vote counting scheduled for June 4. These camps will be ongoing until April 14.


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