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BJP’s Kupwara president suspended over fake ‘militant attack’

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Jammu: The district BJP president of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir was suspended after it emerged that a firing incident in which his son was injured was not a militant attack as had been claimed by them. According to reports, it was an accident that the father-son duo had portrayed differently, allegedly to get their security enhanced and to get more attention for senior party leaders.

Kupwara BJP president Mohammad Shafi was suspended, while his son Ishfaq Ahmad Mir and Kupwara BJP spokesperson Bashrat Ahmed were arrested for the alleged conspiracy.

The incident

Ishfaq had got injured after a bullet hit him in the arm while in their car on Friday. He had initially claimed that it was a terrorist attack. However, later, during police interrogation, he confessed that the bullet had been accidentally fired from the gun of a security guard.

“Weapon of PSO went off accidentally in the car which hit the arm of BJP worker Ishfaq Mir. The other PSO fired in fear. Ishfaq got minor arm injury,” Kupwara SSP Dr GV Sundeep had tweeted, requesting people not to spread rumours about militant attacks.

“The incident which took place in Kupwara on the night of 16th July in which Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, son of Mohammad Shafi, district president Kupwara, was involved. Some reports received from various sources took us to think credibility of our workers. As such party has taken this decision that Shri GM Mir state spokesperson of party will examine the whole facts of the incident and report the party by 25th July,” said BJP in a statement.

 

 

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