Governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday said that speaking in favour of militants is Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba’s compulsion because elections are round the corner.
Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday warned the Governor of dire consequences in view of alleged harassment to a family of a militant.
Malik said, “I do not mind what Mehbooba has said because she is my friend’s daughter but one thing is clear that speaking for militants’ is out of their compulsion in view of upcoming Assembly elections.”
He said that if anything wrong has happened, he will order a high-level probe into the matter.
“we have nothing personal with families of militants and strict instructions have been issued to the security forces to be careful during counter-insurgency operations,” Malik told reporters at Jammu University.
Governor termed 2018 year as an overall successful year in many aspects and added, “many halted developmental schemes were resumed and people have started realising that if peace prevails, progress will automatically take place.”
Malik said democratic set up was established while Panchayat Polls and Civic Polls were held successfully and peacefully in which not even a casualty of a ‘single bird’ was reported.