Time to stop protecting separatists, Mirwaiz actions being investigated: DGP

BK News Desk/Srinagar
June 25, 2017 TOP STORIES 292 Views

Announcing that “actions” of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq are being investigated, Director General of Police (DGP) Dr S P Vaid said that time has come to stop protecting Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir.
Dr Vaid, while participating in a debate on a private Television Channel last evening on the lynching to death of a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) outside the historic Jamia Masjid on June 22 night, said leaders like Mirwaiz don’t deserve to be protected and his actions are being investigated.
DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith was beaten to death outside the Jamia Masjid, stronghold of Mirwaiz, who address congregation every Friday.
The DGP said Pandith in civic was posted in the masjid for security of devotees, who later killed him. Three persons were injured when the police officers opened fire in self defence after being attacked by the mob, when he was clicking photos of devotees.
Dr Vaid in the TV debate further said that time has come when police should stop protecting Hurriyat leaders.
This was revealed in a tweet by the channel which was later re-tweeted by former chief minister and working president of the main opposition National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah.
The tweet reads “J&K DGP @spvaid on @IndiaToday TV: “Leaders like Mirwaiz don’t deserve to be protected; his actions are being investigated”
J&K DGP @spvaid says on @IndiaToday’s newsroom, “Time has come when J&K police should stop protecting Hurriyat leaders”.
Police has so far arrested five accused and also identified seven others in the lynching of Pandith.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed for speedy investigation in the case, police said. Meanwhile Additional Superintendent of Police of the area has been shifted.

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