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

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

Official sources told GNS 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. “Further investigations are underway,” the said. While no one was injured in the incident, it has led to panic among locals.

A police officer told GNS that investigators are inquiring all possible angles. ” 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.” (GNS)

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