The Hush Post: A man who entered the premises of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s house, was shot dead today by security forces.
The man rammed his car into the home of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah in Jammu. Abdullah who has a Z-plus security, wasn’t home when the incident happened. One security personnel was injured.
Police said the man drove a black Mahindra XUV500, banged the car against the main gate and drove in. He started vandalising the property after crashing in.
CRPF personnel shot him dead near the stairs that led to the bedrooms. “He was warned but he didn’t listen to the warning of CRPF security guard posted at the gate,” the Central Reserve Police Force said in a statement.
“The intruder breached the main gate and went inside. He had a scuffle with the duty officer there. The duty officer was also injured. After that, he entered the home. There has been some sort of damage to the articles over there. Subsequently, he was shot dead,” police officer Vivek Gupta said.
Jammu and Kashmir’s most senior police officer SP Vaid said a case has been registered and an enquiry is being carried out into the breach of security. Police said the man’s Aadhaar card revealed that he belonged to Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch.
The gate crasher, after ramming the car against the main gate, stopped at the garden and entered the home, ransacking everything that came his way. A broken teapoy, parts of a broken wooden door and flowers was seen strewn on the floor.
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 & into the upper lobby of the house,” Abdullah’s son Omar tweeted.
“He was with me last night. He goes to the gym daily and left for that today. I want to know why was he killed. Where were the security guards when he breached the gate? Why didn’t they arrest him?” the father of the intruder said.
Farooq Abdullah, a sitting Lok Sabha member from Srinagar, is in New Delhi for the ongoing parliament session.