In yet another gruesome incident, a BJP leader and his brother were shot dead by terrorists last night.
The man has been identified as BJP state secretary Anil Parihar as well as his brother Ajit.
They were returning from their shop at 8 pm when they fell to bullets fired from close range, the police said.
The killing of the two men was the third attack on political workers in the last one month in the state, after the murder of two National Conference workers and a PDP leader in Srinagar.
Meanwhile,local administration has called in the army to ensure law and order was maintained in the town that falls under Jammu region that has seen clashes in the past.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other leaders condemned the killing.
BJP chief too reacted to the incident and said that this is a cowardly act that shames humanity.
Amit Shah said that he grieves the death of a valued colleague.
After the killings last night, a group of people had surrounded some policemen in protest.
Senior police officer Rajinder Gupta said they have formed teams to search for the killers.
The police said the terrorists had been waiting for the brothers to cross the dark street before the attack.
Anil Parihar’s career in politics spanned 25 years; he fought the 2008 assembly elections on a Jammu and Kashmir National Panther Party or JKNPP ticket, but lost.>