Lashkar, Local Terrorists Involved In Killing Of BJP Workers In Kulgam: J&K Police

Kulgam Attack: Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that the attack appears to have been sponsored by Pakistan.

Lashkar, Local Terrorists Involved In Killing Of BJP Workers In Kulgam: J&K Police

Kulgam Terror Attack: Those with high threat perception with be given security: cops (Representational)

Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir:

Involvement of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and some local terrorists has emerged in the killing of three BJP workers in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam, Inspector General of Police (IG) Vijay Kumar said on Friday.

Mr Kumar, who visited the crime scene and other places as part of the investigation of the murder case today, said that the attack appears to have been sponsored by Pakistan.

"After the inspection of the spot and evaluation of technical evidence, it appears that terrorists came in a vehicle belonging to a local named Altaf. They drove next to the vehicle, in which three were sitting and opened indiscriminate fire," Mr Kumar told reporters.

He said that the terrorists then drove off from the crime scene. "The vehicle was seized today. A team of the forensic science laboratory (FSL) has been sent to inspect the vehicle," the officer said.

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"The names of Lashkar-e-Taiba members and local terrorists - Nissar Ahmad Khanday, Abass Sheikh of Khudwani - have come forward in the case," Mr Kumar said.

He said that in order to prevent such incidents personal security officers (PSO) have been assigned to around 157 BJP workers, and added that more security may be provided to those with higher threat perception after the due procedure.

Three BJP workers, who were killed in the incident in Kulgam's YK Pora, have been identified as Fida Hussain Yatoo, Umer Rashid Beigh and Umer Ramzan Hajam. They were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment after the incident, where they were declared dead on arrival.