SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Saturday said that two separate incidents in Jammu and Srinagar have exposed the “ugly communal and biased face” of J&K Police who “often find excuses to kill innocents in Kashmir and give VVIP treatment to supporters of rapists and murderers in Jammu”.
In a statement issued here, Rasheed said, “While the goons of Hindu Ekta Manch were free to stop the cavalcade of PHE Minister Sham Chowdhary and pelted stones at police and minister’s cavalcade at Kootah Mode in Kuthua, an innocent unarmed 18-year-old youth Aadil Ahmad was crushed to death by a vehicle of J&K Police at cement bridge in Srinagar.”
He said the civil and police administration in Jammu owe an answer to every citizen of the state that if the case is sub-judice, why are the criminals of Hindu Ekta Manch along with the families of culprits involved in minor girl’s rape and murder allowed to have a continuous sit-in and hunger strike and then given liberty to create law and order issues on daily basis.
“It is obvious that even intercepting the minister and throwing stones seems part of a strategy to pressurise for a CBI inquiry. State police chief must answer if his forces have been feeling proud and honour in using pellets and bullets on alleged stone pelters in Kashmir, why couldn’t the same police do anything when minister was today heckled and attacked,” he said.
The independent MLA asked DGP to answer “why and how the innocent youth was crushed to death as is evident from the video footage from the site of the incident”.
“Mehbooba Mufti must wake up and arrest immediately the cops and the driver who murdered Aadil Ahmad today and sack all those related to the incident,” he said. “However there is very little possibility that she will dare to challenge the version of police officials and one has every reason to believe that the communal face of J&K Police stands exposed yet again, as the local cops hailing from majority community are forced to do shameless atrocities including murders.”