J&K cop's lynching: Special Investigation Team formed to probe incident, 5 arrested

Marsha Scott
June 25, 2017

According to Vaid, the officer was at the site for the protection of the people and was only doing his duty.

"It is the resolve of Jammu and Kashmir Police that we are not going to spare these rascals", he said, adding that investigation into the case was underway and everything would be clear once the report comes.

"We demand setting up of fast-track special court to punish the culprits involved in the heinous crime against humanity and murder of the DSP", he said.

He said police has resolved not to spare the people behind the act. They exercise maximum restraint while dealing with the law and order situation.

Police forces have been a target for both terrorists and civilians.

The lynching to death of the police officer is a first. and this has not happened in the past.

The killing has been widely condemned.

The lynching of Mohammad Ayub Pandith drew all-round condemnation, including from J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Farooq. This is very unfortunate.

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He wished that during this Ramadan peace returns to Kashmir valley and the State.

Meanwhile, DGP ordered transfer of senior police officer from the downtown area, where a mob lynched Pandith on Thursday.

Pandit belonged to Nawpora area in Srinagar city where he was buried in his ancestral graveyard.

The deceased police officer was apparently making a video on stone pelters in Kashmir.

His daughter who is pursuing MBBS in Bangladesh had returned home two days ago to celebrate Eid with her parents.

The incident occurred at Bata Chowk, which is far from the point where armed policemen and personnel of security wing were on duty.

The family members of Pandith said that they called him on his phone in the night but the phone was switched off.

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti laying a wreath at the coffin of slain DSP Mohammed Ayub Pandit in Srinagar on Friday. Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of Ramadan and the prayer was part of the rituals.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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