Jammu: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had to stay put in her room for half-an-hour on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 morning when a deadly snake, a cobra, was spotted in the CM’s official residence thereby creating panic.

“The CM was ready to move out, when at around 9:45 am the SSG passed a message to Mehbooba ji not to come out as a snake has been spotted outside in the lawns,” said informed sources.

“A call was made to the Wildlife Department informing them of the emergency following which a team immediately rushed to the spot.”

“It took the Wildlife team 18 minutes to catch the cobra following which they returned. It was a huge sigh of relief for the SSG personnel,” the sources added.

The Wildlife Department officials said that the snake, a cobra, was a dangerous one as the breed is especially known to become even more poisonous when summers are at peak.