Jammu and Kashmir BJP 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.
The BJP state President also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.
He said the morale of militants 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 government 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 Amarnath Yatra is going to start soon, a handful of people are indulging in such acts to convey to the outside world that Kashmir 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.