The valley has been put on high alert ahead of the first phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls in the State on Monday. As per police sources, Jammu and Kashmir police along with the paramilitary forces have been told to take all possibilities and precautions in view of militant movement in Srinagar and other parts of the valley.
High alert was issued in the aftermath of killing of two NC workers in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar and in view of the first phase of the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls on Monday. On Friday morning, around 11:30 am, an attack was carried out by unknown gunmen on three National Conference workers in which Nazir Ahmad Wani of Kani Kadal and Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat of Pamposh Colony Noorbagh were killed while party block president Shakeel Ahmad Zangoo was injured at Karfali Mohalla, Habbakadal in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, after the attack, many contestants have withdrawn their nomination papers. The first phase of ULB polls would be held on October8.