Slain DySP laid to rest; Top cops attend funeral prayers


The DySP Mohammad Ayoub Pandith who was beaten to death at Nowhatta was on Friday laid to rest at his native place in Nowpora, Srinagar.

Relatives mourn at the coffin of the slain police officer Mohammed Ayoub Pandit during funeral procession in Srinagar, 23 June 2017. Pandit, a deputy superintendent of the police, was allegedly beaten to death by by people after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people. KL image/Bilal Bhadur

A large number of people including police officers, friends and relatives attended the Nimaz-e-Jinaza.

Inspector General of Police Munir Ahmad Khan, DIG GH Bhat, SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail, SSP Security Maqsood-ul-Zaman and other senior officers were present during the Nimaz-e-Jinazah of the slain.

The slain DySP was born in Nowpora in April 1960. After pursuing M.Com and LLB, he joined the police department in 1990 as Sub Inspector. After completing his basic training in SKICC Udhampur in 1992 the said officer was posted in district Pulwama. Thereafter the said officer served as SHO of different Police Stations.

Senior Police officials carry the coffin of slain Mohammad Ayoub Pandit a Deputy Superintendent of Police during his wreath laying ceremony at Police Line in Srinagar , on Friday June 23, 2017. Pandit was allegedly beaten by to death outside Srinagar’s grand mosque after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people, who caught him clicking pictures of people. KL Image/Bilal Bhadur

He was promoted as DySP in 2013. During his career he has served different wings of District Police, Railways, Vigilance and Security in different capacities. He had received many appreciations for his work and conduct.

The officer is survived by Wife, unmarried son and daughter.

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