A man forcibly trying to enter former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s residence in Jammu was shot dead by security personnel on Saturday.
As per police reports, the man entered in an SUV and got into a scuffle with the officers on duty after speeding past the security personnel at the VIP gate of Abdullah’s residence to vandalise his property.
“The intruder breached the main gate and went inside. He had a scuffle with the duty officers there. One duty officer was also injured. After that, he entered the residence causing damage inside the property. Subsequently, he was shot dead,” said Jammu Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vivek Gupta.
“The deceased, Murfas Shah, is a resident of Poonch,” said Jammu Inspector-general (IG) SD Singh Jamwal.
On the other hand, Shah’s father questioned why his son was shot, rather than being arrested at the gate itself.
“He (Murfas) was with me last night. He goes to the gym daily and left for that today. I want to know why he was killed. Where were the security guards when he breached the gate? Why didn’t they arrest him?” he asked.
However, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel informed that Murfas did not listen to any warnings and barged through the gate.
The body of the deceased has been retrieved, and his vehicle is being examined.
Further details are awaited.
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(With inputs from ANI)