Shopian: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a former public prosecutor Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan at Pinjura Shopian on Sunday evening. Khan was a close aide of National Conference leader Shabir Kullay, who lost 2014 assembly elections from Shopian.
A senior police officer in the district said, Khan was returning home from after offering prayers in a neighbourhood Masjid. “About three gunmen waiting outside his home fired on him. Khan was removed to district hospital,” he said.
Chief Medical Officer of the district hospital said Khan with firearm injury in chest arrived dead in hospital.
“My unqualified condemnation of this attack & sincere condolences to Khan Sahib’s family,” NC working president Omar Abdullah tweeted after the killing.