Tension prevailed in Kathua town as Nitin Sharma alias Sharu, son of Peoples Democratic Party candidate Subash Sharma, opened fire on the family members of former minister and Congress candidate Babu Singh Saturday night.
Sharu, who also happens to be the grandson of former Deputy Chief Minister Mangat Ram Sharma has been arrested and the pistil seized. Both Sharma and Singh live in adjoining houses.
Giving details, police said that Sharu opened fire towards the adjoining house of Babu Singh around 10 pm. However, no one was hurt in the shoot-out which appeared to be aimed at intimidating Babu Singh’s family.
Veteran Congress leader Mangat Ram Sharma along with his son Subash had. recently joined PDP. His another son Rajnish is, however, a Congress candidate in Bani.
It has not been the first time that police have arrested Sharu. Earlier in 2006, he was arrested for intimidating a college girl in Kathua.