In a major security breach, a person tried to enter former Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s residence at Bhatindi in Jammu-Kashmir. The security forces have gunned down the intruder.
As per initial information, a person onboard a Tata safari vehicle barged into Farooq Abdullah’s residence by ramming his vehicle on the barricade. He then rushed towards Farooq Abdullah's bedroom. Security forces were quick to respond who opened fired at and gunned down the intruder. Neither Farooq Abdullah nor Omar Abdullah was present at the residence at the time of the incident.
Reacting on the breach, SD Singh Jamwal IG, Jammu Zone said, “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."
Meanwhile, JKNC leader Omar Abdullah took to Twitter to react on the incident and said, “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.”
He also said the security personnel are trying to ascertain the background of the person.
“Further details are awaited as the security personnel carry out the anti-sabotage checks & ascertain the background of the person who was able to force his way in to the house,” he wrote on Twitter.