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J&K: PDP MLA openly brandishes AK-47

India TV News Desk 11 Nov 2014, 10:29:48 AM IST
India TV News Desk

Srinagar: People's Democratic Party MLA Javed Mustafa Mir has been spotted brandishing an AK-47 openly.

The controversial image surfaced online just a few days before the state goes to polls to elect 87-member Assembly; it shows Mir holding an AK-47 and standing casually next to an armed personnel.

The PDP leader defended himself saying he was under threat and carried the weapon just for self defence.

Earlier this month, National Conference leader Nasir Aslam Wani's son was also seen brandishing a gun, a photo of which was put up on a social networking site.