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Published On: Thu, Sep 24th, 2020

After SOS Tweet To Police, J&K Lawyer Babar Qadri Shot Dead At Home

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Adv kadri killedSRINAGAR: In a shocking development, unknown gunmen fired upon advocate Babar Qadri on Thursday evening in Srinagar’s Hawal area, injuring him critically. While Qadri was immediately rushed to a hospital, he succumbed to his injuries on the way. Qadri – who is a lawyer by profession.

The attackers fled after shooting the lawyer, the police said, adding he was taken to SKIMS Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. Medical Superintendent Dr. Farooq Jan also confirmed that Babar Qadri was brought dead to the hospital. Soon, after the attack whole area was cordoned off to nab the attackers.
Mr Qadri is the second public person to be shot dead by terrorists in the last 24 hours. Bhupinder Singh, a block development council chairman in Budgam district, was shot dead on Wednesday night.
On September 21, Qadri had tweeted at Jammu Police urging them to register an FIR against one Shah Nazir for alleging that Qadri worked for ‘agencies’. Qadri had vehemently denied the allegations and stated that the untrue statement could be threat to his life. Qadri has been an open critic against the revocation of Article 370 and 35 A.
40-year-old lawyer , Babar Qadri, was a regular in TV news debates and used to write op-eds in local newspapers. The police said he was hit by a single bullet.
(With Agency Inputs ).





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