Achabal (Anantnag): Panic gripped Achabal town in Anantnag district when several gunshots were heard near the venue of People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) election rally here.
The government forces deployed there immediately cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.
In another incident, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri’s cavalcade was stoned in Marhama and Kanelwan villages in Anantnag district, according to reports.
Anantnag senior superintendent of police Zubair Khan, however, said, “It was actually a misfire from the service rifle of one of our policemen and there wasn’t any militant attack on the rally. Also we received no information about the stone pelting on the minister’s cavalcade in Bijbehara area.”