SRINAGAR — Suspected militants on Saturday evening shot at and injured a 70-year-old activist of National Conference in Palpora village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir.
Reports reaching here said that the gunmen fired upon Ali Mohammad Yatoo (70) at his residence at Nawnagri area of Palpora, leaving him injured.
Ali, according to reports, sustained a bullet wound in his right leg and was rushed to the district hospital for treatment.
Senior NC leader Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri also confirmed the incident. However, he said that the condition of Ali, a resident of Nawnagri, is stated to be stable.
Ratanpuri said that Ali Mohammad’s son Mushtaq Ahmad is a Block president of National Conference.
“Police has taken the cognizance of the incident and investigations are on,” a police officer said.