Man gunned down while trying to enter Farooq Abdullah’s residence in Jammu
SRINAGAR: A man was gunned down while he was trying to enter the residence of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah in Jammu on Saturday.
Reports said a person travelling in a car broke the security barricade and attempted to enter the Bhatindi residence of Abdullah.
The forces deployed there shot the person dead, they said. An on-duty officer also received injuries in the incident.
“I am aware of the incident that took place at the residence my father & I share in Bhatindi, Jammu. Details are sketchy at the moment. Initial reports suggest an intruder was able to gain entry through the front door & in to the upper lobby of the house,” said Omar Abdullah on Twitter.
Speaking to reporters, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jammu Vivek Gupta explained that the man intruded after breaching the main gate and went inside the area of the residence. He also had a scuffle with the duty officers there. The SSP said that the duty officer was injured in the scuffle. The man entered the residence. Several articles were also damaged. He was shot dead after that.The SSP said, “The intruder breached the main gate and went inside. He had a scuffle with the duty officers there. Duty officer was also injured. After that he entered the residence, there has been some sort of damage to the articles over there. Subsequently, he was shot dead.”