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Two BJP leaders arrested in Kashmir for faking terror attack

Last Updated on July 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm

Two BJP leaders from Kashmir including were arrested after they allegedly planned a fake terror attack on themselves to get enhanced security.

Ishfaq Ahmad Mir had sustained an injury in his hand in a firing incident that took place on Friday.

Apart from Ishfaq, the police arrested Basharat Ahmed, the BJP spokesperson from Kupwara, in connection with the “conspiracy”.

The BJP says it has also instituted an inquiry into the case. According to the BJP’s media in-charge, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat, both Ishfaq Ahmad Mir and Basharat Ahmad had gone to a village Gulgam on Friday evening allegedly for relief distribution.

He says it is against the party’s protocol to visit any village during the night hours. He says the police informed the BJP that during the visit they enacted “some conspiracy of an attack” to enhance their security.

“The party has appointed senior leader G M Mir as inquiry officer in the case. Till then the party has suspended Kupwara district president Mohammad Shafi Mir, who is also the father of Ishfaq,” Bhat says.