Kashmir by-polls: Close shave for PDP leader after firing at election rally in Anantnag's Achabal

PDP General Secretary Mansoor was supposed to address a rally here ahead of the bypoll in Anantnag parliamentary constituency on April 12. The rally was suspended after the terror attack.

PDP General Secretary Peer Mansoor had a narrow escape when unidentified gunmen fired at him indiscriminately during an election campaign in Achabal in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mansoor was supposed to address the rally in Srinagar. The rally was suspended after the attack which is being termed a terror strike. Security forces have cordoned off the area.

Bypolls in Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies are going to be held on April 9 and 12 respectively.

Meanwhile, speaking at the election rally in Anantnag, party supremo and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said anyone taking the law into their own hands by indulging in stone pelting or aiding terrorists will be dealt with strictly.