Shoot-out near Qasim Nagar Chowk; BJP leader escapes unhurt

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Jammu: A BJP leader had a narrow escape as an unknown gunman attacked his vehicle near Qasim Nagar Chowk in Bagh-e-Bahu area here on Friday evening.

Identifying the BJP leader as Liaqat Ali of Raika, sources said that he was going to Narwal market to purchase household articles when someone fired at his Scorpio vehicle. Sources said that according to preliminary investigations, the shoot-out was not linked to militancy. Police have registered a case and started investigations.