Srinagar: The opposition National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah on Tuesday visited the residence of a senior police officer who was lynched by a mob outside Jamia Masjid here and demanded swift action to bring the perpetrators of the “heinous crime” to book.
“Abdullah visited the residence of slain DSP Muhammad Ayoub Pandith at Nowpora-Khanyar and expressed his solidarity with the bereaved family,” a statement issued by the NC said.
Paying tributes to the officer, the former chief minister said the “heinous crime” was an onslaught against the basic tenets of “humanity and Kashmiriyat” and it needed to be condemned unequivocally and unconditionally by every conscientious person.
Abdullah offered ‘Fateha’ (special prayers) for the departed soul and prayed for patience and strength for the family to bear the loss. He said he stood in solidarity with the family and would eagerly await swift action that would bring the perpetrators to book. Abdullah had earlier announced a donation of Rs 10 lakh to the police welfare fund and one-month’s salary as legislator to the fund as a contribution for the families of slain members of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.