SRINAGAR: A 70-year-old jeweller from Punjab settled in Srinagar for 4 a long time was shot lifeless by motorcycle-borne terrorists within the metropolis’s congested Sarai Bala locality on Thursday, months after he received a domicile certificates and bought a store and a home.
Claiming accountability for the killing of Satpal Nischal, whose roots are in Amritsar, the fledgling Pakistan-backed terror outfit TRF stated the brand new domicile legislation was “unacceptable” and everybody aside from indigenous Kashmiris can be handled as “occupiers” in the event that they acquired property in J&Okay. “More to come back,” TRF stated in an announcement circulated via Facebook.
A bit of-known outfit that calls itself the United Liberation Front of J&Okay praised TRF, an amalgam of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, for going laborious at “occupiers and stooges”.
Nischal, the primary domicile certificates holder to be focused by terrorists for the reason that new legislation took impact, was the proprietor of Nischal Jewellers in Srinagar. Police stated he took three gunshots to his chest and was declared lifeless on arrival at SMHS Hospital.
As quickly as he received his domicile certificates earlier this yr, Nischal bought a store at Hanuman Mandir within the coronary heart of Srinagar and a home at Indira Nagar, close to the Army headquarters in Badami Bagh. “His store in Saria Bala is a well-liked one amongst to-be brides due to its affordable charges,” a household pal stated.
Nischal is survived by two sons and a daughter.
Meanwhile, a CRPF sub-inspector was injured when suspected terrorists lobbed a grenade, adopted by firing, on a patrol get together within the Sangam space of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.