Suspected terrorists shot at and injured a man inside Krishna Dhaba, a popular eatery in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, on Wednesday evening. The injured man, who has been identified as Akash Mehra, the owner’s son, received gunshot wounds and is being treated in hospital.
The police say this a terrorist attack.
“A case has been registered and the investigation is underway, with officers working to establish the full circumstances of this terror attack,” a police spokesperson said.
A terrorist group has claimed responsibility for today’s attack and has linked it to the centre’s new law that allows residents of any state to buy immovable property in Jammu and Kashmir.
The group has warned of more such attacks.
Last year the centre notified a new land law that allowed non-locals the right to buy immovable property in the Union Territory. The centre’s August 2019 move – scrapping of special powers under Article 370 and dividing J&K into two union territories – paved the way for that change.