Anantnag: A former army man working as a bank guard was on Monday shot at multiple times by some motorcycle borne men in Tral town of Pulwama district. The critically injured guard has been identified as 40-year-old Tariq Ahmad Wani, son of Abdul Rasheed, resident of Reshipora area of Tral.
Wani was rushed to Sub-District hospital in Tral in critical condition. “He has bullet wounds to his legs and abdomen. We have done whatever we could and have referred him to Srinagar for further treatment,” a doctor at SDH Tral told Kashmir Reader.
The incident took place at about 4:30 PM in main town Tral.
“He was shot at by militants near the local PHE complex, locally called as the Aabghar,” a senior police officer told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the area was soon cordoned off and searches were carried out to try and nab the attackers.
“A case has been registered and investigation has been taken up in the matter,” the officer said.
Wani was posted as a guard at the Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in Dadsara area of Tral. He previously worked with the army in 8 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI).
It was not immediately known why he was targeted.