Srinagar, May 27: Suspected militants on Monday evening shot dead a former militant at Babagund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Reports reaching GNS said that the unknown gunmen fired upon Abdul Majeed Shah (39) son of Ghulam Hassan Shah outside his home, leaving him injured critically.
Shah was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, however, he succumbed on the way.
According to sources, Shah, a former militant was presently doing fruit business. “Majeed who was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen had surrendered long back”.
A senior police officer said: “Police have taken the cognizance and investigations are on.”
Soon after the incident, the government forces launched a hunt to nab the assailants.
Pertinently, a gunfight between the government forces and militants took place in Babgund area on March this year and it lasted for three days. Two militants, four CRPF personnel, two policemen and a civilian were killed in the encounter which started on March 3.