Sarpanch critically injured after being shot at by militants in J&K's Shopian

In another daring attack, suspected militants on Monday night shot at and critically injured a sarpanch, who had joined People's Democratic Party earlier on Monday, in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 01, 2014, 21:58 PM IST

Srinagar: In another daring attack, suspected militants on Monday night shot at and critically injured a sarpanch, who had joined People's Democratic Party earlier on Monday, in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said.

Shiraz Ahmad Bhat was critically injured after some militants shot at him in Shigan area of Shopian this evening, a police spokesman said.

Bhat was rushed to a hospital in Pulwama form where he was referred to Srinagar hospital in view of his critical condition.

Sources said Bhat, who was earlier affiliated to ruling National Conference, today joined opposition PDP.

This is a second attack by militants on political workers in as many days in Shopian.

Last night ultras shot dead a National Conference Sarpanch in the town.