A day after Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Mohammad Ashraf Mir stoked a controversy after video surfaced allegedly showing him firing several rounds for his win over Omar Abdullah from Sonawar Assembly seat, National Conference general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar Saturday urged the police to file an FIR against the accused “for his unlawful act and said that the act shows the arrogance of PDP.”
The video went viral on Friday on social networking applications, showing Mir purportedly firing several rounds in air from an AK-47 rifle at his residence on the day of poll results.
Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) Sagar while condemning the MLA’s act said, “The act clearly shows the arrogance of the PDP. Such reckless and unlawful behavior from an elected lawmaker was unfortunate and unacceptable. The Police should immediately file FIR against him and should not turn a blind eye towards Mir’s unlawful behavior.”
He said it is unfortunate that PDP leadership is silent over the issue. “PDP leadership should speak on the issue rather than to keep silence. The Mufti Mohammad Syed should render an apology on behalf of the party and to take disciplinary action against the erring PDP leader,” Sagar said.
“How can an MLA resort to firing with a gun in broad daylight? It was the PDP which ahead of the poll results said that they have canceled all the celebrations in view of the recent floods and Peshawar massacre, but the fact is that they after getting majority of the seats forget their promises and celebrated it in such reckless manner,” he said.
Mir who denied having fired any rounds has defeated Omar from Sonawar assembly segment by a margin of over 4,700 votes, becoming the first politician in Jammu and Kashmir to register a victory over an incumbent Chief Minister.