Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah Monday hoped that Jammu and Kashmir Police would conduct a swift investigation into the threatening phone call made to Greater Kashmir yesterday.
Omar Tweeted: “I hope @JmuKmrPolice conduct a swift investigation in to the threats issued to the people working with @GreaterKashmir in Jammu. A free press is the cornerstone of democracy & any threat is unacceptable. @JKNC_ condemns this attempt to browbeat media professionals (sic).”
The Jammu bureau of Greater Kashmir on Sunday had received several calls from an unidentified caller who threatened to shoot down the entire staff of the publication.
The caller said he would barge into the offices of the publication both in Jammu as well as Srinagar, and shoot down the entire staff.
The publication has lodged a complaint at Gandhi Nagar police station and the police have assured to “track the man down within a day”.