SRINAGAR: While the state police have set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the public lynching of a DySP rank police officer posted on access control duty in Jamia Masjid, there have been a couple of arrests as well. Police have decided to speed up the investigations so that the killers are brought to justice, sources said.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh on Saturday visited the house of late DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandit who was killed while performing his duties in the Jamia Masjid area in the Old City Srinagar during Shab-e-Qadr.
He was accompanied by Minister for PHE and Irrigation Sham Choudhary, the Minister for Animal Husbandry Abdul Gani Kholi, Minister of State for Transport Sunil Sharma and senior officers of Police and Civil administration.
While interacting with the bereaved family members of the martyred policeman, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government will ensure that the people responsible for the barbaric and dastardly act do not go scot free. He said a special investigation team has been constituted which will soon ensure that the culprits responsible for this heinous act are brought to justice.
Dr Singh while expressing sympathies with the bereaved family assured them the Government will provide every possible support to them and stands by them in this hour of immense grief.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, met Governor N.N. Vohra at the Raj Bhavan today.
Governor and Chief Minister discussed issues relating to the continuing attacks on Police personnel, including the most gruesome massacre of Ayoub Pandith DySP in the Jamia Masjid arena and what is required to be done to support the families of those who lay down their lives in the line of duty. Based on his earlier discussion with Union Home Minister the Governor also discussed with CM the urgent steps required to be taken to provide bullet proof vests and vehicles and other protective equipments required to the police officers working in the field.
Chief Minister briefed the Governor about the action under way to finalise the GST framework for enforcement in J&K. The two agreed that any delay in regard to this important matter would have serious adverse consequences for J&K’s economy and the welfare of its people.
Governor and Chief Minister also rapidly reviewed issues being faced in the educational arena and the possible steps for safeguarding the interests of youth, particularly the careers of school and college going students.