Jammu: An intruder was shot dead by security guards on Saturday for breaching security at former Chief Minister Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah’s residence here, police said.
The incident took place at Bhatindi this morning. The man drove his black SUV at a high speed and banged his car against the main gate, they said. ‘He was stopped by security guards. He had a scuffle with one of the guards who sustained injuries during the scuffle,” the police said.
He then entered the lobby and started vandalising property. The man was then shot dead near the stairs that led to the bedrooms of the house, they added.
An identity card carried by the slain intruder revealed his name was Morifat Khan from Poonch district. His father runs a gun factory at Ban-Talab in Jammu. The family was living in Jammu region.
Abdullah, a sitting Lok Sabha member from the Srinagar constituency, is away in New Delhi for the ongoing Parliament session.
The incident is being seen as a major breach in the security of Abdullah, a Z-plus category protectee.
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, tweeted: “I am aware of the incident that took place at the residence my father and 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 and in to the upper lobby of the house’.