Bandipora: Policeman Abdul Ahad Jan, who shot into fame after hurling a shoe at former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on August 15, 2010, passed away Saturday.
A resident of Ajas, Bandipora, Jan suffered a kidney failure, which his family accuses was the outcome of torture during his arrest after the shoe hurling incident.
The slogans “tere Jan mere Jan, Ahad Jan, Ahad Jan” had became a popular hit after the shoe hurling incident. That was the first such incident in Kashmir.
The former government headed by Omar Abdullah had claimed Jan had psychiatrist problems, which his family had denied.
The summer uprising of 2010 witnessed more than 100 civilian killings.