PDP MLA Yousuf Bhat's house attacked by mob in Shopian

Bhat, who is the chief whip of PDP in the Assembly, and his family were not present in the house at the time of the attack.

Published: 18th August 2016 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

SRINAGAR: The house of ruling PDP MLA Mohammad Yousuf Bhat in Shopian was attacked by a mob which set ablaze the security guard room and a motorcycle, police said today.

Bhat, who is the chief whip of PDP in the Assembly, and his family were not present in the house at the time of the attack.

A large number of people attacked Bhat's house after police raided several houses in Meemandar locality late last night in search of youth, a police official said.

The locals put up a stiff resistance because of which the police party had to beat a hasty retreat, the official said, adding the mob subsequently attacked Bhat's house.

The mob set on fire the guard room of the MLA's residence and a motorcycle parked outside it, the official said.

Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.

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