Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator Mohammad Khalil Bandh was injured after a crowd allegedly attacked his vehicle when he was on his way to Srinagar.
Police and PDP however denied any mob attack saying Bandh’s vehicle met with a road accident that caused injuries to him.
According to reports, Bandh was on his way to Srinagar from Pulwama late Sunday night when a mob attacked his vehicle with stones.
Such was the intensity of the stone pelting that his vehicle lost balance and skidded off the road before turning turtle.
Bandh who received serious wounds had been shifted to the army hospital for treatment.
Superintendent of police, Pulwama, Rayees Mohommad Bhat however told media that the vehicle of the MLA lost balance and suffered an accident. "He has been slightly injured. But there was no mob attack as such”, he said.
PDP too said Bandh was injured in a road accident. "I have heard that there was a road accident”, said Waheed-ur-Rehman Para, Youth President of PDP.
In another incident, mob attacked an army hospital in Drugmulla village in border district of Kupwara. "Army Hospital at Drugmulla was targeted by miscreants on July 15. This hospital treats more civilian population than army men. Last year it gave free treatment to more than 10,000 civilians", tweeted Northern Command of the army.
Condemning the incident, the army said targeting medical installations and hospitals is highly reprehensible. "Elders in the society should educate misled youth not to indulge in such acts”, the Northern Command of the army added.
Many politicians of the PDP or People's Democratic Party have faced attacks in the violent protests that have followed the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in a police operation on July 8.
Over 40 have been killed in clashes with security forces and 2,000 have been injured. Over 600 have pellet injuries and may lose their eyesight.
The state government and its supporters have suffered a backlash over the past few days over the killing of 22-year-old Wani, the poster boy of new militancy in Kashmir, represented by young, educated boys from affluent families.