Venomous snake found near Omar Abdullah’s residence

Srinagar

An extreme venomous snake gave security personnel anxious moments when it was spotted on the lawns of former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah’s official residence here, officials said on Saturday.

Aaliya Mir wildlife SOS project manager rescuing the snake from the residence of Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. KL Image: Special arrangement

Official sources told news agency GNS a team from the wildlife department was deputed to the residence who caught the snake on Thursday.

“A Wildlife SOS team in Srinagar rescued the highly dangerous snake, spotted at Omar Abdullah’s residence on May 9 and it was released in Dachigam,” they said.

“The Viper, locally called ‘Gunas’ is extremely venomous,” they said, adding, “The snake was rescued by project manager wildlife SOS Aaliya Mir.”

Pertinently, in 2017, a cobra was found at the residence of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu.

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