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J&K lynching: BJP expresses shock, demands fast-track special court

Asked state govt should take cognisance of matter, so nobody dares to repeat this mistake

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Srinagar: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police S P Vaid and other senior officers carrying the coffin of DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith during a wreath laying ceremony at District Police Lines in Srinagar on Friday. (Photo: PTI)
Srinagar: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police S P Vaid and other senior officers carrying the coffin of DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith during a wreath laying ceremony at District Police Lines in Srinagar on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

The on Saturday demanded the setting up of a special fast-track to punish those involved in the brutal lynching of a police officer in chief Sat Sharma expressed shock over the killing of Deputy Superintendent Ayub Pandith, who was stripped and stoned to death outside the Jamia Masjid in the downtown area of the city. "We demand setting up of fast-track special to punish the culprits involved in the heinous crime against humanity and of the DSP," he said. The state President also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family. He said the morale of is at a low and Pakistan-sponsored separatists have always resorted to inhumane acts to thwart the work of security agencies. He said the state should take cognisance of matter in a serious way so that nobody dares to commit such acts against security forces. "When the tourist season is at the peak in the valley and the holy is going to start soon, a handful of people are indulging in such acts to convey to the outside world that is not a place to visit," the leader said. He appealed to the people to not be misled and instead work in unison to identify and expose elements which are responsible for creating hurdles in peace and causing the loss of life and property.

First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 18:56 IST
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