Panic in Chowgam as bank guard fires aerial shots ‘during scuffle’

Srinagar: Panic gripped Chowgam area of Qazigund in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday after a bank guard allegedly fired aerial shots during a scuffle.

A police officer said that acting on reports, a police team reached the Chowgam branch of Jammu and Kashmir bank to investigate the alleged aerial firing which had taken place around noon.

“It emerged that the bank guard had fired the shots during a scuffle with someone,” the officer said.

Several local boys were also questioned regarding the incident, the official said, adding that the situation had been brought under control. (GNS)

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