AJK chief justice shot, injured

topmost judge in Azad Jammu and KashmirISLAMABAD: The topmost judge in Azad Jammu and Kashmir was shot on Tuesday while walking in the capital Muzaffarabad and rushed to hospital with a gunshot injury, police said.

Ghulam Mustafa Mughal was taking an evening walk at a university recreation ground when someone lurking in the bushes shot him once in the abdomen. “He was on his evening walk on the university campus. Someone hiding in the bushes opened fire on him.

He received one bullet in his abdomen,” police official Riaz Abbasi told AFP by telephone. Mughal was rushed to a military hospital in Muzaffarabad, where doctors said he was conscious and would be operated upon. Police said the motive for the attack was unclear. “At the moment, we cannot say whether it’s terrorism or some type of enmity. We have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation,” said Abbasi. – PT