Published On : Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

BJP leader arrested for giving guard’s rifle to terrorists

05firing4Budgam: BJP leader arrested in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam for allegedly handing over his security guard’s rifle to terrorists.

On Tuesday, BJP leader Ghulam Mohammad Chopan had claimed that suspected militants disarmed his personal security officer (PSO) Bashir Ahmad and decamped with his service rifle when they stormed into his residence at Gori Mohalla, Panzan in Chadoora of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

However, investigations revealed that Bashir Ahmad was not present in the house when the crime was committed. Ahmad was at his home which is in the same neighbourhood. Police sources said Ahmad had kept the AK 56 riffle at BJP leader’s house and when some people came, it was handed over to them by his family members.

“PSO was not at the residence of Chopan when some people came and asked the family members to hand over the gun. His family members immediately went inside and handed over the gun and magazines to them. Later the suspects fled away on the bikes,” said a police source.