Workers of an independent candidate in the ongoing District Development Council (DDC) elections from Wavoora block in Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district claimed to have “averted a petrol bomb attack” by activists of a rival candidate during a workers’ meeting of the former on Tuesday afternoon.
The workers in their complaint to police have maintained that two activists of an opponent candidate appeared during a workers meet being addressed by Wasim Majnoon Mir, who is contesting on PAGD mandate, at Kawari Lolab area in the district.
“Upon suspicion, the persons were frisked during which two petrol bombs from the duo were recovered”, the workers alleged.
The duo, identified as Faisal Ahmad, son of Ghulam Rasool Mir, a resident of Sever, and Faisal Ahmad, son of Abdul Gaffar Mir, a resident of Haden, was handed over to police.
Meanwhile, it has been learnt that one of the accused is the son of a local Sarpanch.
When contacted, SSP Kupwara Shriram Ambarkar Dinkar told GNS that police has recovered two petrol-filled bottles from the duo. “However, nothing can be said with certainty as to whether the duo had come to attack the candidate or not,” he said.
“Both of them have been arrested and due investigations were taken up”, the top officer said.
It is pertinent to mention here that Wavoora block constituency is scheduled to go for polls on December 16. (GNS)