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Militants involved in killing of three BJP workers identified: DGP Dilbag Singh

Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said that the culprits involved in the murder of three BJP workers in Kulgam on October 29 have been identified, further investigations are on. National Unity Day was celebrated by Jammu and Kashmir Police on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. During this program, Dilbag Singh said this.

On Thursday, militants shot dead three leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in Kulgam. At YK Pora in Kulgam, militants opened fire on Fida Hussain Ittu, Umer Rashid Baig and Umer Hanan. The terrorists shot all three. 

The three were then taken to a nearby hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Police has said that a case has been registered under the relevant laws in this case and investigation has been started.

The Jammu and Kashmir BJP has condemned the terrorist attack, stating that Fida Hussain Ittoo was the Kulgam District General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.

While Umer Rashid Baig was the District Executive Member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Kulgam district, while Umer Hanan was also the Bharatiya Janata Youth Was the District General Secretary of the Morcha. 

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J&K’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Saturday said that of late youth who had chosen wrong path, are preferring to surrender, which is a welcome development and a message to those who are still holding guns that they can still come back and joint the mainstream.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Devas) that marks the anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, at Zewan here, the DGP said that it is good and a welcome development that youth are surrendering in live actions during encounters. “In the past month, a few youths accepted the surrender offer of security forces.

Those still holding guns in their hands and are on a wrong track, should follow suit. We will help and facilitate their return,” the J&K Police chief said.

DGP Singh said that he was glad to see Kashmiri youth taking part in sports and other recreational activities. About the progress in the killing of three BJP men at Kulgam, he said the attackers have been identified and probe is going in the right direction.

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About the Ekta Divas, he said that since past six years, the day is observed across all States/UTs. “Today a grand parade was held in Zewan where contingents of all the security agencies and the State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) took part,” the DGP said, adding that on this day, tributes are paid to Sardar Valabhai Patel also.


  • Wahid Bhat

    Wahid Bhat is an environmental journalist with a passion for covering climate change and environmental issues. He holds a degree in English Journalism (EJ) from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and has received Media Fellow for NFI India (National Foundation for India) and Thomson Reuters Foundation. Wahid's reporting has been published in a range of respected outlets including Earth Journalism, Global Village Space, The Quint, Youth Ki Awaaz, and Devdiscourse

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