Education Minister Naeem Akhtar’s house attacked

Srinagar: Amid brewing anger in Kashmir, the house of Jammu and Kashmir’s Education Minister Naeem Akthar was attacked on Monday night with petrol bomb.

The two story house of Akhtar named as “illusion” is located in uptown area of Srinagar.

However, when the attacks were carried on, Akhtar and his family members were not present inside the house.

He had shifted his residence to high-security Gupkar soon after becoming the minister.

A close relative of Akthar, however, has been occupying the house.

Earlier, Akthar’s cavalcade was pelted with stones in Bandipore, his hometown, while he was traveling.

On July 17, PDP assembly member from Pulwama Mohammad Khalil Bandh suffered serious injuries when his vehicle was attacked in Pulwama town.

Bandh was shifted to the Army Base hospital and was later taken to Delhi for advanced treatment.

In an another attack soon after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, protestors had set fire to a building in Kokernag belonging to MLA Abdul Rahim Rather. (PTK)