PDP dist youth chief injured while leading a stone-pelting mob

Dist Prez of youth wing of PDP Bilal Ahmad Najar was injured when police opened fire at a violent mob which was indulging in stone pelting and burning of govt property.

Srinagar: The role of main opposition PDP in Jammu and Kashmir was virtually exposed on Saturday when one of its important leaders was injured while leading a protest and allegedly indulging in stone pelting in South Kashmir.

District President of youth wing of the PDP Bilal Ahmad Najar was injured when police opened fire at a violent mob which was indulging in stone pelting and burning of government property, official spokesman said.
As the news of Najar being injured spread, senior PDP leaders tried to cover up his bullet injury and shifted him to a private nursing home, which refused to admit him citing lack
of medical facilities. He was later taken to a Government hospital where he was being operated upon. Police is considering registering a case against the relevant sections of law against the PDP leader.

Police said Najar was allegedly leading stone pelters who attacked the residence of Samajwadi Party leader Fayaz Ahmad Bhat in Anantnag district this morning. While PDP has been refuting allegations about the involvement of its men in the present turmoil, the police claim to have dozen dossiers about the involvement of its cadres in the agitation and would carry out a crack down soon.
Earlier this week, an estranged worker of ruling National Conference -- Ali Mohammed Sofi and his son Bashir were booked by the police for inciting mob in Tangmarg in North
Kashmir.

The mob set on fire a private school and some government buildings as security forces opened fire to bring the situation under control, leaving five persons dead and scores
of others injured.

PTI

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