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Kashmir Bar Association President escapes bid on life

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Nov 22 (UNI) Kashmir Bar Association (KBA) President and senior lawyer Mian Abdul Qayoom today escaped a bid on his life when unidentified men threw a grenade on his car near his residence here.

Talking to UNI, Mian Qayoom said as he was driving past the Barzulla bridge near here at 1715 hrs this evening, two men standing there first threw a stone at him which hit his car.

The KBA President said he did not stop and soon after one of the two men hurled a hand grenade at him.

''It just missed the car by a whisker...but I did not stop the vehicle there and continued to drive towards my residence at Bulbul Bagh near here,'' he added.

Mian Qayoom said it was definitely an attack on him.

However, the police was yet to confirm the incident.

The attack came barely hours after a Chandigarh court granted bail to nine of the 14 accused in the much-publicised sex scandal.

Those granted bail included two former Jammu and Kashmir Ministers and sitting legislators Ghulam Ahmed Mir and Raman Mattoo, sacked additional advocate general Anil Sethi and BSF DIG K C Padhi.

The KBA had strongly opposed the bail application of the sex racket accused when the case was heard in Srinagar.

The Bar had also filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court which is monitoring the investigations into the case by the CBI.


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