Srinagar: Panic gripped Achabal town of south Kashmir in Anantnag district on Saturday after gunshots were heard near the town hall.
Sources said that an election function of PDP was underway in the town hall when few gunshots were fired from somewhere by suspected militants.
Local sources however said that no one was injured by firing. They added that shopkeepers pulled down their shutters and people ran for their lives causing chaos in the area.
By-election in the Anantnag seat are scheduled on April 12.