Leaders condemn the lynching of Police Officer in Nowhatta

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today paid tributes to the police officer who was yesterday lynched in Nowhatta area of Srinagar.

According to the reports, Chief Minister participated in the wreath laying ceremony of Deputy SP Mohammed Ayub Pandith of Security who was beaten to death by a mob in Nowhatta last night on eve of Shab-e-Qadr.

“Our police is one of the best police force in the country, showing maximum restraint because they feel they’re dealing with their own people”,  Mufti said on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of the slain police officer at District police lines in Srinagar.

“If they (Police) lose their patience, then I fear old times will come again, when they would run away on seeing a police car,” she added.

Meanwhile, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah while condemning the act said that “his death is a tragedy” and wished those who lynched the officer to burn in hell.

He further said that the police officer was there on security duty for access control.

Meanwhile, separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the act and said that he is deeply disturbed at the turn of events in the Jamia Mosque in Nowhatta yesterday.

It is pertinent to say that Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was present inside the mosque when the lynching took place.

In his tweet, he said that, “We cannot allow state brutality to snatch our humanity & values”.

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