New Delhi: In a shocking incident, one apple trader from Punjab was on Wednesday shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. This is the third such incident in three days time.
According to news agency ANI, two Punjab-based apple traders, Charanjeet Singh and Sanjeev were shot at by terrorists in Trenz area of Shopian at around 7:30 PM on Wednesday. Charanjeet succumbed to his injuries, while Sanjeev is stated to be in a critical condition.
In injured condition, both the victims were rushed to the Pulwama district hospital and later referred to a super specialty hospital in Srinagar, where Charanjeet succumbed to his injuries.
Earlier in the day, Sethi Kumar Sagar, a brick kiln worker and resident of Besoli area of Chhattisgarh, was shot dead by terrorists at Nihama area near Kakpora railway station.
“We have fanned out teams in various parts to nab the killers,” Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.
Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 Lakh to the family of Sethi Kumar Sagar.
In another incident, prior to this, two terrorists, including a suspected Pakistani national, killed an apple truck driver from Rajasthan at Shirmal village of Shopian district in south Kashmir on Monday. The trucker was driving an apple-laden truck and had come to one orchard to collect the consignment. The orchard owner, who tried to save him, too, was beaten up by the terrorists.
This is the second incident of targeting non-Kashmiri workers in the valley after the post-paid mobile services were restored in Valley state, nearly 72 days after the communication was snapped, following the Central government’s decision to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution.