Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ex-militant killed, student injured

Dec 09: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former militant and critically injured a youth accompanying him at Quimu, here on Saturday. SHO Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf said that the ex-militant Gulzar Ahmad son of Jalaludin Dar had parked his Santro car outside the hospital.
“As he drove his car towards Srinagar-Jammu highway, unidentified gunmen fired on his vehicle from a very close range near Quimu, killing him on spot. A youth namely Sameer Ahmad Bhat, who was accompanying him, received bullet injuries and was hospitalised,” he said.The police officer said Gulzar was an ex-militant of Hizbul Mujahideen. “He was twice detained under Public Safety Act. He was released five years ago after completing his sentence and was nowadays doing transport business,” SHO said.The injured youth has been admitted in District Hospital Kulgam. He has received bullet injuries in the leg.“Police have lodged an FIR 07 / 2010 under section 307 and started investigations,” SHO said.The locals and police sources said that the deceased was working for pro-government gunmen after his release.

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