Jammu: A man was shot dead by security personnel on Saturday while he was trying to forcibly enter Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s home in Jammu.
The intruder was shot when he drove his SUV through the gate of Farooq Abdullah’s residence in Bhatindi around 9:30 am.
Farooq Abdullah was not present when the man barged into his home.
“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,” SSP Jammu Vivek Gupta told the reporters.
“There was an attempt of forceful entry into the house (Farooq Abdullah’s) by an individual named Murfas Shah, resident of Poonch. He forced his way through the VIP gate in an SUV. He was unarmed. Investigation is underway,” Inspector General of Police (Jammu) SD Singh Jamwal told the reporters.
“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,” Farooq Abdullah’s son Omar tweeted.