Shots fired near BJP leader’s residence in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, search ops on

Security forces on Sunday launched a cordon and search operation after gunshots were fired near the house of a BJP leader in the Balakot area of Mendhar subdivision of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Official sources said that at around 03:30 AM, people in the area heard three to five gunshots near the house of the BJP leader in Balakot. They said that a bullet mark could also be seen.

They said that the PSO of the leader also fired some shots. However, it was not yet clear whether there was a firing exchange or the PSO fired after noticing suspicious movement.

Sources said that teams of police and the army launched a search operation in the area after receiving the information.

Senior Superintendent of Police Poonch, Ramesh Angral confirmed that three to five shots were fired.

“We are investigating the case,” he said.