Jammu: A man was shot dead today when he rammed his car into the residence of National Conference president and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah in Jammu on Saturday morning.
Reports said a person travelling in a car broke the security barricade and attempted to enter the Bhatindi residence of Abdullah at around 10:26 am.
The sentry of CRPF E/38 BN deployed at the gate shot the person dead, they said.
Abdullah, a sitting Lok Sabha member from the Srinagar constituency, is away in New Delhi for the ongoing Parliament session, a wire agency reported.
It said the incident is being seen as a major breach in the security of Abdullah, a Z-plus category protectee.
The intruder, after ramming the car against the main gate, stopped at the garden and entered the house ransacking everything that came his way, police said, according to the report.
He was shot dead near the stairs that led to the bedrooms of the house, they added.
The deceased was identified as Murfad Hussain Shah (26), a resident of Ghaluta in Mendhar area of Poonch district of the state.
“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 & in to the upper lobby of the house,” National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter.