STATE TIMES NEWSSrinagar: A Block Development Council member was shot dead by terrorists on Wednesday in Budgam district, police said.Bhupinder Singh, a member of the block development council of Khag block in Budgam district, was shot at by the ultras in his ancestral village Dalwash at 1945 hours, a police official said.He died on the spot.The police official said Singh, who was given two PSOs for personal security, had dropped the security personnel at Khag police station and proceeded towards his house at Aloochibagh here.However, without informing the police he went to his ancestral village where he was attacked by the terrorists, the official added.Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha strongly condemned the killing of BDC Chairman, Bhupinder Singh.The Lt Governor expressed anguish over the killing and said that the heinous act is an attempt to spread fear and vitiate the atmosphere of peace and progress.He said there can be no justification for such attacks. “The society does not have any space for perpetrators of violence and those involved in this cowardly act shall be brought to justice,” he added.In a condolence message, the Lt Governor has conveyed his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.Calling killing of BDC Chairman a cowardly act, the Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan said that those behind the killing are the enemies of humanity and will be brought to book. He said that every effort will be made in bringing the culprits to justice. The Advisor also expressed solidarity with the bereaved family members of Bhupinder Singh and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
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