Omar Abdullah was in New Delhi when the incident took place.
“A BSF (Border Security Force) sentry posted at the chief minister’s residence fired a few shots from his automatic rifle accidentally. The BSF trooper was immediately disarmed after being identified,” a senior police official told.
Tension spread in the high-security Gupkar road area as people thought an attack had taken place at the chief minister’s residence.
Omar tweeted: “Notwithstanding today’s incident with the BSF jawan stationed at my residence in Srinagar today, I have full confidence in my security team.”