Srinagar: The DDC poll candidate who was injured after being shot at by suspected militants in Sangam Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday overlooked “instructions” regarding escort personnel, police said.
Around noon today, suspected militants fired upon the DDC poll candidate from Sagam constituency, Anees-ul-Islam Ganie, son of late Fareed Ahmad Ganie, in his native village of Sagam.
“He was allocated cluster accommodation in Khanabal and was informed by Police Station Kokernag on 3rd December evening regarding the same after end of scrutiny period,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.
“He was also instructed to get escort personnel for campaigning purpose which he did not take,” he said.
All the candidates, the spokesman said, have been instructed to inform the police before going out for campaigning. “The information regarding his movement was not conveyed to PCR or Police Station Kokernag.”
Ganie sustained injuries in finger of his left hand and minor injury on thigh. “His condition is stable,” the spokesman said.
A case (FIR no 149/20) under section 307 IPC, 7/27 Arms Act, and under section 16 and 18 of UAPA has been registered at Police Station Kokernag, the spokesman added. (GNS)