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J-K Police vehicle used for supplying food packets at BJP rally, probe ordered


Press Trust of India Srinagar
The Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday ordered an inquiry after a video of a police vehicle being used for distribution of food packets at a BJP rally in Anantnag parliamentary constituency went viral.
The 28-second video shows the police gypsy being used for distribution of food packets and water bottles among the people gathered for the BJP rally in south Kashmir's Anantnag.
The rally was addressed by BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav.
Taking cognizance of the incident, police ordered an inquiry into it.
The driver of the vehicle, which police said was deployed for ferrying escort personnel of a protected person, has been attached and the gypsy has been withdrawn.
"Today a video surfaced on social media wherein one police vehicle is seen being utilised for distribution of food items in a political party rally in Anantnag. The vehicle in question was deployed for ferrying escort personnel of a protected person," a police spokesman said.
"The vehicle has been withdrawn from the said protected person and driver of the vehicle has been attached. An inquiry into the matter has been ordered under the rules," he said.
Meanwhile, former chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice president Omar Abdullah took a dig at the state police.
"Well done @JmuKmrPolice.You have always helped the needy & this is another example. You have set aside your obligations under the election code of conduct to help a political party in need but please confine it to drinks/food. We hope you will not be as generous with bogus voting," he wrote on Twitter.

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 7:05 PM IST

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