Police Starts Investigations Amid Purported Firing by 12 Bore Rifle on Ex-MLA’s House in Poonch

M S Nazki

Jammu : Police on Saturday launched investigations amid reports of damage to a streetlight and splinters marks on wall of a house of a former MLA at Lassana in Surankote area of Poonch district.

Official sources told that house belongs to ex-MLA Surankote Choudhary Mohammad Akram and falls close to a jungle area.

They said preliminary investigations suggest that splinter marks on wall were caused by pellets from a 12-bore rifle. โ€œFurther investigations are underway,โ€ the said. While no one was injured in the incident, it has led to panic among locals.

A police officer told that investigators are inquiring all possible angles. โ€ Since the house is in close vicinity of a jungle, it could be case of hunter shots hitting the house or there could be other possibilities. We are investigating all angles.โ€

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