Mehbooba Mufti tweets, condemns grenade strike in UT’s Rajouri

Apart from Mehbooba Mufti, J-K’s LG Manoj Sinha also expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and wished for injured persons’ speedy recovery

NEW DELHIMehbooba Mufti, the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), denounced the grenade incident in Rajouri area of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory on Friday, in which a 4-year-old kid died and many others were injured.

“Condemn the grenade attack in Rajouri in which a four-year-old child was killed & several others injured. My sympathies with their loved ones,” Mehbooba Mufti said in a tweet on her official handle.

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also condemns

Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, denounced the grenade attack on BJP leader Jasbir Singh earlier in the day and promised that the culprits will be brought to justice.

The LG said he strongly condemns the brutal attack on the political leader’s home in Rajouri, which resulted in the death of a kid and the injury of others.

He expressed sympathies with the family and wished for a speedy recovery for the injured.

The perpetrators of this horrific crime will be prosecuted as soon as possible, as per his tweet.

Grenade attack on BJP leader

On Thursday night, a grenade was thrown on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mandal President Jasbir Singh’s house at Khandli Chowk in Jammu division’s Rajouri district.

As per the details given by the local police, the grenade attack was carried out on Thursday at 9 PM on the residence of the BJP leader.

Jasbir Singh, 36, and his five family members were injured by shrapnel, according to a police officer quoted by Hindustan Times. Two of them were referred for treatment to a Jammu hospital. A kid, Singh’s nephew, died in the incident.

Rajouri’s Deputy Commissioner Rajesh Kumar Shavan, quoted by news agency ANI, said that an FIR has been filed in connection with the incident.

The incident is the latest in a string of attacks in J&K against politicians, particularly those affiliated with the BJP. It happened four days after a BJP-affiliated village chief and his wife were shot dead in the Kashmir Valley’s Anantnag district.

Aasif Ganaie

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