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Man forces his way into J&K ex-CM Farooq Abdullah’s house and ransacks it, shot dead by cops

Intruder was gunned down by security personnel while trying to forcibly enter former Jammu and Kashmir’s chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s house in Jammu

india Updated: Aug 04, 2018 13:22 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
Farooq Abdullah,Jammu and Kashmir,Srinagar
The lobby area inside the residence of Farooq Abdullah where an intruder was gunned down on Saturday(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Security personnel shot dead an unarmed intruder driving an SUV, who rammed his vehicle into the gate of the Bhatindi residence of former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah in Jammu Saturday morning.

Inspector general of police (IGP) Jammu zone, SDS Jamwal said that documents recovered from the slain intruder revealed his identity as Mufad Shah of Ghoulath in Poonch district. The incident took place around 9:30 am.

“It was a forced entry by the intruder who first gate crashed a Mahindra XUV at the Bhatindi residence of former chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah. He then tried to snatch weapon of a CRPF personnel. He also had a scuffle in the lobby area of the house,” he said.

“He then entered the lobby and started vandalising property after which he was shot dead,” he said.

No member of the Abdullah family was in the house at the time of incident.

Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah along with their families stay at the high security residence in Bhatindi when they come to Jammu.

Recoveries from slain intruder’s vehicle included some prescriptions of psychotropic drugs that indicate that he may have been mentally ill or a drug addict.

Dr Abdullah’s son, Omar Abdullah, also a former chief minister, tweeted about the incident.

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Jamwal said that the intruder didn’t carry any weapon with him. A massive search operation has been launched in and around the house.

The IGP did not rule out the possibility of a terror angle. But earlier in the day, Jammu’s senior superintendent of police Vivek Gupta said prima facie it didn’t appear to be a terror attack

Poonch police have been asked to go into the details of the intruder shared by Jammu police

First Published: Aug 04, 2018 11:28 IST