VDC man shoots ‘suspicious persons’, CASO launched

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Government forces last night launched a cordon and search operation in Budhal area of J-K’s Rajouri district after some Village Defence Committee (VDC) members fired at “suspicious” persons in the area, sources said on Wednesday.

Quoting unnamed local sources, a local news agency, Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) reported that at around 9 pm on Tuesday evening, a local resident from Shahpur village, who is also a VDC member, noticed a movement of suspected persons, who pelted stones at the VDC member leaving him injured

The VDC member fired upon the suspects using his 303 rifle after which other VDC members of the area also fired at the suspects with over a dozen gunshots heard in the area, local sources said.

The villagers claimed that the suspects present in the area also fired two gunshots toward the VDC members and then escaped from the spot.

Soon after the incident, army teams from the local camp and police teams from Kandi and Budhal police stations reached the site and laid a cordon and launched searches that were going on when the last reports came in. (KDC)

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