April 2021 News

J-K BJP alleges 7 members of a party were present during militant attack in Sopore, demands probe

17 April 2021

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP alleged on Saturday that seven members of a political party wearing helmets were present at the site of a recent militant attack in Sopore, and demanded an investigation into it. A BJP spokesman asked whether the party members knew about the attack beforehand. 'Seven members of a particular political party were wearing cricket helmets when two of our municipal councillors were killed in a militant attack in Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district recently.... Is this political terrorism? Did these seven members already know that there would be a militant attack?' BJP spokesman Altaf Thakur said, without naming the party. Two municipal councillors and a policeman were killed in the militant attack in Sopore on March 29. Thakur demanded a thorough investigation into the incident. 'Why were they wearing helmets? Police must investigate it thoroughly,' he said.