Srinagar: A local was shot dead by terrorists in Gulzarpora area of Awantipora on Thursday night. Reports quoting Jammu and Kashmir police said that the deceased Manzoor Ahmad Lone, who was a resident of Dogripora, was ‘forcibly taken away’ by the militants. A case has been registered with connection to the matter.Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Administration Takes Back Premises of Kashmir Press Club Amid Factionalism

“One individual was shot dead by terrorists in Gulzarpora, Awantipora last night. He has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Lone, a resident of Dogripora. Initial investigation revealed that he was forcibly taken away by terrorists & shot dead. Case registered,” the officials said. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir Extends COVID Curbs; Night, Weekend Curfews Imposed. Details Here

Meanwhile in Anantnag, a National Conference (NC) leader Mohammad Ismail Wani was shot at by terrorists on Thursday evening. The leader was admitted to a hospital in critical condition. Also Read - Earthquake of 5.3 Magnitude Strikes Jammu and Kashmir, Tremors Felt Across Valley

Condemning the incident, former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, “My @JKNC_ colleague Mohd Ismail Wani, block President Bijbehara block in South Kashmir of has been shot & injured. He has been referred to Srinagar. Praying for his recovery.”

Earlier on March 8, it was reported that the Army jawan belonging to Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantary (JKLI) unit, had been abducted by 4 militants from his residence in Qazipora Chadoora. However, the Defence Ministry had later dismissed reports of the abduction of a Army jawan, Mohammad Yaseen from Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Issuing a statement, the ministry said,”Media reports of the abduction of a serving Army soldier (Mohammad Yaseen) on leave from Qazipora, Chadoora, Budgam(J&K) are incorrect. Individual is safe. Speculations may please be avoided.”

Last year in November, Hurriyat leader Hafizullah Mir was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Achabal area of Anantnag district in South Kashmir. The separatist leader was declared brought dead at the hospital.