Village head shot at by militants in Pulwama

Militants have shot at and injured a village head in Awantipora area of South Kashmir`s Pulwama district, police said on Tuesday.

Last Updated: Aug 28, 2012, 14:13 PM IST

Srinagar: Militants have shot at and injured a village head in Awantipora area of South Kashmir`s Pulwama district, police said on Tuesday.

Qutub-ud-Din Shah was shot at by militants inside this house at Waenibata village in Awantipora area, 30 kilometres from here, at around 9.30 pm last night, police said.

45-year-old Shah was hit by bullets in both his legs. He has been referred to a hospital for treatment where doctors said his condition was stable, they added.
Posters, purportedly circulated by militants in South Kashmir last month and earlier this month, had threatened the `panches` and `Sarpanhes` to resign from their posts.

PTI