Nowhatta incident: SP North Srinagar transferred

Srinagar

The Superintendent of Police for North Srinagar, Sajad Khaliq Bhat, was transferred following the lynching of Deputy SP Mohammed Ayub Pandith, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti lays a wreath on the coffin of slain Mohammad Ayoub Pandit a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Srinagar on Friday June 23, 2017. Pandit was allegedly beaten by angry people to death outside Srinagar’s grand mosque after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people, who caught him clicking pictures. KL Image/Bilal Bhadur

Pandith died after people attacked him outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on Thursday night. Pandith, who was on duty, was reportedly clicking pictures of people coming out of the mosque.

This led to an altercation, causing Pandith to fire three shots from his service revolver. The irate crowd then caught hold of him and beat him to death.

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