Offbeat: 5 Maharashtra MLA’s miraculously escape grenade attack in Srinagar

Five Maharashtra legislators, who were on a study tour to Jammu and Kashmir, escaped a grenade attack by terrorists in Anantnag district on Wednesday afternoon

Offbeat: 5 Maharashtra MLA’s miraculously escape grenade attack in Srinagar
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The incident took place near Anantnag around 12.30 pm when the legislators, escorted by a police team, were driving from Bijbehara to Srinagar with 20 others.

A hand grenade was lobbed on an army vehicle. The grenade missed and landed on the road after which the blast took place.

The five legislators were traveling in a vehicle behind the army jeep.

The legislators are Vikram Kale and Dipak Chavan (both Nationalist Congress Party), Tukaram Kate and Kishore Patil (Shiv Sena) and Sudhir Parwe (Bharatiya Janata Party), who were on a study trip to understand the functioning of the Panchayat Raj systems in Jammu & Kashmir.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra Tukaram Kate, Shiv Sena MLA from Anushakti Nagar in Chembur, Mumbai said, “Due to the massive blast the pellets penetrated the vehicle. The glass broke and tyre was also punctured after traveling five minutes away from from the ambush spot.”