Suspected militants Sunday attacked the house of Congress leader in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. There was however no loss or injury after the attack on the house of Imtiyaz Parray in Hajin, Bandipora, who is son of former counter-insurgent turned politician, Kukka Parray.
Imtiyaz is son of Mohammad Yousuf alias Kukka Parray, who was shot dead by militants in 2003.
Sources said suspected militants lobbed a grenade and fired around 10 rounds towards Parray’s house from back side. “ However, the grenade exploded outside, causing no damage,” said a security official adding, “ The guards also returned the fire.”
“It was not clear as to who opened fire in the area,’’ a police official said.
Meanwhile state unit of Congress has expressed serious concern over the incident saying that Government’s attitude on the security of opposition leaders especially Congress Party was irresponsible.
In a statement party spokesperson said that state Government has “miserably failed to ensure safety of opposition leaders making them vulnerable, as a result, they are feeling insecure.”
“Apparently, the ruling dispensation is intentionally restricting the movement of Congress leaders by denying and downsizing their security cover aiming to hide their (PDP BJP’s) failure on all count,” spokesperson said adding “ Govt is desperate enough as they have lost the ground miserably due the wrong and anti-people policies adopted by them.”
The state congress spokesperson urged the authorities to ensure adequate security cover to Congress leaders.