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Apr 18, 2013 at 05:32pm IST

J&K: Omar safe after helicopter makes emergency landing

Srinagar: A helicopter carrying Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah made an emergency landing in Kishtwar district of the state on Thursday afternoon.

The helicopter made the landing shortly after take off due to a technical problem, but no one was injured. "The chopper carrying Omar Abdullah landed shortly after taking off from Kishtwar for Srinagar today. It had developed some technical problem," a senior police officer told PTI.

However, no one suffered any injury, he said, adding the chief minister later left by road for Srinagar, which is nearly 200 km from Kishtwar.

J&K: Omar safe after helicopter makes emergency landing

The Jammu and Kashmir CM was reportedly on his way back home after attending a function.

Omar had flown to Kishtwar town this afternoon to address a public rally and lay the foundation stone of a tourist building.

He was accompanied by Minister of State for Home Sajjad Kitchloo and NC's provincial chief and MLA Devender Rana.

With additional information from PTI