SRINAGAR | JUNE 23 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while denouncing the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith said that the crime is a “murder of trust”.
She also warned the people of the state to not test the patience of the security forces, who use restrain in dealing with locals. Mehabooba while talking to reporters said, “Nothing can be more shameful than to kill someone who works for the welfare of the people. The Jammu and Kashmir Police are showing maximum restrain as they are dealing with their own people, but for how long? Someday when they will lose their patience, then it would become very difficult for the people.”
She said, the murder is actually a murder of trust. The officer had allowed his guards to go home. Mufti stressed after attending the wreath laying ceremony of Pandith that the Police were deployed to protect the lives of the locals, but if they continued behaving like this, then it’s possible that the past may return in which security forces use maximum force on people.
Police said that Pandith was lynched to death by a violent mob in downtown Srinagar. Reports added that the police officer was caught taking pictures of people shouting pro freedom slogans.
They added that after the situation became out of control, the cop open fire through his service pistol on the mob, in which three people got injured. Police said that the deceased police officer was checking the access controlee in the grand masque, when the incident happens.
2015 Kashmir Despatch