Militants snatch weapon from Kashmir BJP leader's guard

Police said the militants overpowered Constable Bashir Ahmad, the security guard of Ghulam Muhammad Chopan, a BJP leader in Panzan (Chadoora) village of Badgam district.

Militants snatch weapon from Kashmir BJP leader's guard
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Srinagar: Militants on Tuesday snatched the service rifle of a security guard posted with a middle-rung Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Jammu and Kashmir`s Badgam district.

Police said the militants overpowered Constable Bashir Ahmad, the security guard of Ghulam Muhammad Chopan, a BJP leader in Panzan (Chadoora) village of Badgam district.

"The weapon snatching has reportedly been done by militants who overpowered the guard. A search been launched to trace the militants," a senior police officer told IANS in summer capital Srinagar.