Anantnag: Militants on Sunday evening hurled a grenade at the house of a National Conference (NC) leader in main town Tral, leaving a CRPF officer injured.
The CRPF’s Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Nabeer Ali, a native of Assam, is in hospital in stable condition.
The attack comes two days after a similar attack on Tral MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah’s house. The Wahci MLA’s house was also attacked by a hand grenade a few days ago.
Houses of several PDP workers have also been ransacked by militants in the last few days.
A senior police official from Tral confirmed the grenade attack on the house of NC leader Muhammad Ashraf Bhat, son of former Tral MLA Muhammad Subhan Bhat.
“The grenade attack took place in Harkaar mohalla of Tral town. One CRPF personnel was injured,” the official said.
Talking to Kashmir Reader, Bhat said that he was at home when the attack took place. “The grenade hit the evergreen plants in my courtyard, which saved us,” he said.
“I don’t know why I have been targeted. I feel that the resentment against the government has made every mainstream politician a potential target now,” Bhat said, adding that he did not hold any post in the NC as of now.
Bhat’s father and his two brothers were killed allegedly by militants.
Following the attack, government forces conducted searches at many places across Tral town.