A man, who tried to barge into the residence of Former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah at his Bhatindi house in Jammu, has been shot dead by his security personnel on Saturday, Aug 4, morning.

Farooq was reportedly not at his residence during the time of the shootout. Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Vivek Gupta said that the man was driving an SUV and he rammed into the ex Chief Minister's house even after he was stopped by the securitymen stationed at the residence.

Police sources told the International Business Times India that the man is unlikely to be associated with any militant organisation.

Farooq Abdullah
Newly elected lawmaker and former Chief Minister of Kashmir Farooq Abdullah talks to the media after a meeting with Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi outside her residence in New Delhi May 19, 2009.REUTERS/Arko Datta

The person named Murad Ali Shah, a resident of Mendhar, Poonch district of Jammu is reportedly a 12th class dropout who was also addicted to drugs. The police has also found a gun license inside the vehicle bearing the name of Imzad Hussain Shah.

Farooq Abdullah's son and former Chief Minister, J&K, Omar Abdullah, while tweeting about the incident said, "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."

He further tweeted, "Further details are awaited as the security personnel carry out the anti-sabotage checks & ascertain the background of the person who was able to force his way in to the house."