Welcoming the Bedi Commission report which gave a clean chit to the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the death of NC worker Syed Mohammad Yousuf, senior National Conference leader and law minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said that “those parties which politicized the issue have got the reply and should be feeling ashamed”. However, opposition Peoples Democratic Part (PDP) and the family of deceased have rejected the report of Bedi Commission.
“Those who leveled baseless allegations against Omar Sahib would be now feeling ashamed. Government appointed one of the prominent and honest Judges of the country to investigate the matter after the allegations were made. PDP should feel ashamed that it is pointing fingers at an honest Judge’s report to extend politics on the issue”, said Sagar while talking to local news agency KNS. “It (PDP) has been politicizing every issue from the day one and it doesn’t have any other job to do”, added Sagar.
Meanwhile, expressing dissatisfaction over the Bedi Commission report, PDP spokesperson Nayeem Akther said that the matter involves the criminality and it should be investigated under the provisions of criminal law. “It is a criminal case involving money transaction which causes death in suspicious conditions, so it needs criminal investigation”, said Akther.
When asked who they demands should carry out criminal investigation, “Once government approves it, let us decide”, he replied. “This report is to cover up the faces involved in crime. Though, various evidences has been destroyed or tempered but still PDP wants criminal investigation in the suspicious death”, he added.
Expressing determination to find every possible legal way to get justice, Hussain Talib, son of deceased Syed Yousuf said that he had no expectation from the commission to bring out the truth. “Our family had never expected any justice from the commission. It was established to provide protective cover to officers and accused. We’ll go to the Supreme Court for justice”, said Hussain.
“I had never appeared before the commission except when I was compelled to appear once through summon because from the very beginning I had no expectation from the commission”, he added.
Lawyer of Hussain said that he would frame the opinion for future course after going through the commission’s report.
Justice H.S Bedi, Commission of Inquiry was appointed by the government vide Notification SRO 340 dated November 18, 2011 after the NC worker from BIjbehara, Syed Yousuf had allegedly died in custody.