Governor, N N Vohra, has convened an emergency meeting over the situation that has arisen Kashmir after the killing of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mhammad Ayub Pandith, in a mob attack outside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area.
In a statement, Vohra while expressing grave concern over the continuing attacks on personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police, said that he is “convening an emergency meeting with the Chief Minister.’’
Early today morning, on learning about the gruesome killing of Mohammad Ayub Pandith, Dy Supt. of Police, Governor called up S.P. Vaid, Director General of Police, and conveyed his “sincere sympathy to the family of the slain officer and to all ranks of the police.
Earlier Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti denounced the lynching of a senior police officer here and said the crime was a “murder of trust”.
Paying tributes to Deputy Superintendent Mohammad lynched outside Jamia Masjid on Thursday night, she told reporters after taking part in the wreath laying ceremony of slain police officer, that the “Jammu and Kashmir has one of the finest police forces in the country who exercise maximum restraint while dealing with law and order situation.”
Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti appealed the people of Kashmir to don’t test the patience of Jammu and Kashmir police, who are always exercising utmost restraint.
“The Jammu and Kashmir Police is one of the best forces in the country and they are exercising utmost restraint because they believe that they are dealing with their own people. People shouldn’t test their patience.”
“God forbid, if this is the result of their restraint it’s going to be very difficult. For how long can this go on? Earlier six policemen including an SHO were killed in Achabal and now the lynching of Dy SP Sahab took place. I want to ask people, if this goes on, things may well go back to how they were, when people would run just upon seeing a (police) jeep on the road,” she said.
She also termed the lynching of the senior cop as the ‘murder of the trust’. “Dy SP Sahab had allowed his guards to go home on Shab-e-Qadr as it was his own area but the incident that occurred is actually a murder of trust and a shameful act as well,” she added.
Mehbooba while paying tributes to the senior cop said that he was for the safety and security of the people. “I appeal the people to stop such things as the incident that occurred is highly shameful,” she added. A Deputy Superintendent of Police was lynched to death by the youth after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people, who caught him clicking pictures near a mosque in downtown area of Srinagar in the intervening night of Thursday-Friday.