PDP activist shot dead in South Kashmir

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activist and a former Sarpanchwas killed after being fired upon by unknown gunmen in Imamsahab area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday evening.

A police officer said that the suspected militants fired upon Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh (50) near his residence at Huomhuna, Imamsahab at around 8:05 pm. “The gunmen took Sheikh outside his house and shot him from point blank range”.

Sheikh, a Halqa President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was shifted to nearby Zainpora Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” he said.

A police official has confirmed killing of Sheikh.

Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the suspected militants.

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