Bandipora, July 8: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Wasim Bari was killed by terrorists on Wednesday in Jammu And Kashmir’s Bandipora district. According to reports, terrorists opened fire on the former Bandipora BJP president outside his shop. The terrorists attacked the BJP leader at around 9 pm near Bandipora police station. The BJP leaders security guards were not present at the time of the incident.

In the attack, Bari’s father Bashir and brother Umar Sultan were also killed. Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said, “Former Bandipora BJP president Wasim Bari, his father & brother, all 3 succumbed to their injuries. The family had a component of 8 security people, but unfortunately, none of them was kept along at the time of incident.” Jammu and Kashmir: 3 Including 2 CRPF Personnel Injured in Terrorist Attack in Sopore Town of Baramulla District.

J&K DGP Dilbagh Singh's Statement:

Police registered a case in the matter under relevant sections of law. The men deployed for his security were detained for negligence under Police Act. After the attack, the entire area has been cordoned off and the search operation is underway.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the killing of Bari. He also extended condolences to the family of the deceased. Union Minister Jitendra Singh tweeted, "Over the telephone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi enquired about the gruesome killing of Wasim Bari. He also extended condolences to the family of Wasim. "

BJP President JP Nadda said that the killing of Bari was a huge loss to the party and his sacrifice would not go in vain. In a tweet, Nadda said, "We lost Sheikh Waseem Bari,his father and brother in Bandipora, J&K today in a cowardly attack on them.This is a huge loss for party. My deepest condolences are with the family.Entire Party stands with bereaved family.I assure that their sacrifice will not go in vain." Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also condemned the killings.

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