J&K BDC Chairperson Killed By Terrorists, Investigation Underway

The deceased has been identified as Bhupinder Singh, BDC chairman of Khag.

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A Block Development Council (BDC) chairperson was killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam on Wednesday, 23 September, the police said. The deceased has been identified as Bhupinder Singh, BDC chairman of Khag.

On Friday, Vijay Kumar, IG, J&K, said that based on prima facie information of call details and location of militants, the attack seems to have been carried out by LeT operatives, adding that they are investigating the matter, ANI reported.

"Around 7:45 pm, terrorists fired upon BDC chairman, Khag, Bhupinder Singh, who died on the spot. He had dropped the two PSOs (Personal Security Officers) accompanying him at Khag police station and proceeded to his residence in Srinagar. Without informing police, he moved to village Dalwash, where he was attacked," the J&K Police was quoted as saying.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha took to Twitter on Thursday morning to condemn the killing of the chairperson by terrorists, calling it a “heinous act” and an “attempt to spread fear and vitiate the atmosphere of peace and progress.”

J&K BDC Chairperson Killed By Terrorists, Investigation Underway
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(With inputs from ANI.)

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