J&K MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid threatens to hand over BJP leader to Lashkar-e-Toiba

Jammu and Kashmir independent legislature Sheikh Abdul Rashid aka Engineer Rashid on Thursday threatened a BJP leader to shut up or else he would be handed over to dreaded militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Updated: Jan 21, 2016, 18:03 PM IST
J&K MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid threatens to hand over BJP leader to Lashkar-e-Toiba
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir independent legislature Sheikh Abdul Rashid aka Engineer Rashid on Thursday threatened a BJP leader to shut up or else he would be handed over to dreaded militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba.

According to reports, Rashid's followers claimed that he was heckled by some BJP workers for protesting against the killing of a civilian during encounter between Indian forces and militants in Pulwama.

However, denying the charges, BJP has demanded action against him and his supporters for assaulting the party workers.

Rashid had staged a sit-in outside Deputy Commissioner's office when clashes erupted between his supporters and BJP workers.

The locals also stated that he was raising anti-Modi slogans during the protest. 

“Legislator and his supporters threatened over workers that they will be handed over to militants,” Indian Express quoted BJP media in charge, Altaf Thakur.