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Kulgam killing: Security was provided to all BJP activists, says Kashmir IGP

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SRINAGAR: A day after killing of a youth leader and his two associates in southern Kulgam district, the question doing the rounds is where there was a security lapse.

The BJP leadership has raised the issue of a security lapse resulting in killing of party leaders. This question was put to IGP Kashmir range Vijay Kumar when he was addressing a media conference on Friday.  The IGP said that they had  provided security to all BJP activists according to their threat perception. He also informed the media that they have seized the vehicle used by Lashkar militants and have identified them.

He said that Fida Hussain who has been identified by BJP as the General Secretary of their Yuva Morcha in Kulgam, was given accommodation in hotel Dolphin at Pahalgam along with security. “After 15 days of stay in the hotel, he gave a written undertaking that he has no threat and wants to return to his family” said IGP Kashmir range.

He claimed that the militants involved in attack have been identified and that Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) and The Resistance Front (TRF) carried  out the attack on Thursday night.

A group of gunmen had at around 8 pm on Thursday shot and critically wounded Fida Hussain Itoo, general secretary of the J-K unit of BJP Yuva Morcha, and two other party workers, Umar Ramzan Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh, in Kulgam’s Yaripora village. They were quickly evacuated to an emergency trauma hospital along the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Qazigund area but doctors at the hospital pronounced them dead on arrival.

Sunday Guardian

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