Poonch Man rams car into Farooq Abdullah’s Jammu residence gate, shot dead

Slain might be disturbed, found nothing in his car: IGP Jammu

Jammu, Aug 4: A man hailing from border district Poonch was shot dead by security guards after he allegedly rammed his car inside the residence of NC President Farooq Abdullah’s residence at Bathindi in Jammu city on Saturday morning.

“There was an attempt of forceful entry into the house of Ex CM Farooq Abdullah by an individual. He forced his way through the VIP gate in an SUV. He was unarmed,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu, SD Singh Jamwal while talking to Srinagar based news agency GNS said.

The security guards on duty tried to stop him but the man broke the gate also while trying to open the door of the house which prompted the guards to open fire upon him, IGP said.

In the incident, the man suffered injuries and died on the spot, he said.

“We can’t rule out anything that the man might be disturbed and we also found nothing inside his vehicle”, IGP said.

He further said that investigations with regard to the incident has been launched and it will be ascertained once investigations will be completed as to why the man rammed his car inside the residence.

Meanwhile, sources said that the man rammed his car (SUV JK02BW-0568) and broke the barricades while trying to enter inside the former chief minister’s house. In the meantime, the security guards of CRPF E/38 bn opened fire and killed him on the spot.

Sources identified the deceased as Murad Ali Shah son of Syed Anzar Hussain Shah of Kangra, Ghulata, Mendhar in Poonch district.

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