Sarpanch escapes unhurt in militant attack in Pulwama

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Sarpanch escapes unhurt in militant attack in Pulwama

Srinagar, March 12: Militants on Saturday fired upon a Sarpanch in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. The Sarpanch, however, escaped unhurt as a bullet missed the target.

This is the fourth attack on elected Panchayat members in the Kashmir Valley during the last 11 days.

Reports said that a militant fired upon a Sarpanch in presence of some of the officers from the Rural Development Department in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. The bullet however missed the target and Sarpanch escaped unhurt.

The incident took place at Aarihal area of Pulwama district in south kashmir when Rural Development Department officers and the Sarpanch were inspecting the construction work being executed by him.

Sarpanch Ghulam Nabi Kumar of Panchayat Halqa Aarihal-B according to reports was busy showing the progress of construction work when a militant appeared from a distance and fired from his pistol. However, the bullet missed the target and the Sarpanch escaped unhurt.

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