A petrol bomb was hurled at the house of Jammu and Kashmir education minister Naeem Akhtar in Parraypora area of the city on Monday night, police said on Tuesday.
No one was hurt in the attack that was carried out by unidentified persons.
“A petrol bomb was hurled at the residence of the Education Minister at Parraypora late last night, causing damage to the main gate of the house,” a police official said.
Akhtar and his wife were not present in the premises as they have shifted to high security Gupkar Road after the PDP-BJP government was sworn in March last year.
A petrol bomb was also hurled at the office of Road and Buildings department at SDA colony in Bemina area of the city on Monday night, the official said.
He said no one was hurt in the incident.
Naeem Akhtar had a narrow escape on Saturday when his cavalcade was attacked with stones in a north Kashmir village when he was returning from Bandipore district. Protesters hurled stones at Akhtar’s cavalcade as they had blocked the road with tree trunks and large stones to enforce the separatist shutdown. The sources said that emergency police reinforcements were rushed to rescue the minister from the protesters. None was hurt in the incident.
Meanwhile, authorities continued curfew and restrictions on Tuesday as Kashmir remained shut for the 25th consecutive day. Police said the curfew would continue in some areas of south Kashmir while restrictions under section 144 of the CrPc (Criminal Procedure Code) will remain in force in Srinagar city and other districts.
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