Lynching of J&K DySP: Police set to nab suspects

Soon after the lynching, J&K DGP S P Vaid had said that 12 persons allegedly involved in the lynching had been identified. J&K Police also constituted a SIT to probe the incident. So far, five persons had been arrested in the case.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: June 28, 2017 5:53 am
 srinagar lynching, sringar policeman killed, jamia masjid attack, policeman lynched in srinagar, eid, jammu and kashmir police, indian express Srinagar : File photo of DySP Mohammad Ayub Pandit who was beaten to death outside Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid in Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Friday. PTI Photo

ARMED WITH “vital information”, J&K Police is all set to conduct a “massive search” to nab those behind the lynching of DySP Mohammad Ayub Pandit on the premises of the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar where the faithful had gathered for Shab-e-Qadr (Night of Power) on the night of June 22.

“Police have obtained vital clues about the incident. They have identified many people leading the mob but officers did not go for any fresh arrests to avoid trouble on the eve of Eid. They are now planning to launch a massive search against those whose names have come up,” sources told The Indian Express.

Soon after the lynching, J&K DGP S P Vaid had said that 12 persons allegedly involved in the lynching had been identified. J&K Police also constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the incident. So far, five persons had been arrested in the case.

”The identification process is continuing. We cannot divulge any details, it will hinder our investigations,’’ said Sajjad Ahmad Shah, SP Srinagar North.

Pandit was with J&K police’s security wing, and lived in Nowpora, barely a kilometre from the Jamia Masjid. The mob pounced on him after some people there identified him as a police officer. Pandit’s body was later dragged out of the mosque’s premises and dumped in a drain.

”Officers are hoping to collect video evidence of the incident as they have reports that some people might have recorded images of the lynching,” said sources.

On Tuesday, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah met Pandit’s family in Nowpora. “Visited the home of murdered DySP Pandith in Srinagar earlier this morning to offer my condolences to his family in person,’’ he posted on Twitter.

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    hbn
    Jun 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm
    omar abdulla should stop playing double game...
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      chitta
      Jun 28, 2017 at 12:31 pm
      Some Muslims are terrorists but all Muslims are not, so stop blaming Muslims and Islam.
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        Chandu Shah
        Jun 28, 2017 at 12:55 pm
        But most are
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        Damodar Biswal
        Jun 28, 2017 at 11:41 am
        All those involved in this crime should be given exemplary punishment to create fear in the minds of the separatists n militants.All these things r happening because of the soft at ude of our political bosses towards the separatists.
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          Jayesh
          Jun 28, 2017 at 11:03 am
          There have been at least 2 cowardly attacks on security personnel in Kashmir. Both make us cry for people who secure our wish to live in freedom are targeted. There are politicians who cook their food on such tragedies or generate tragedies so that they can thrive. Here, I squarely blame radicals and separatists to breach the lines of tolerance. Media as expected did not make hue and cry about them as this is not sensational enough. We as citizens need to realise sad state of media which is amplifies the noise of who are anti-liberal and pro-radicals. We should not lose our heart but ensure we stand by who are live for the freedom of each one of us and identify who are trying to protecting en lement of a few.
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            MyTake
            Jun 28, 2017 at 8:25 am
            Exemplary punishment should be given to send out the message that such actions will be taken very seriously and will not be tolerated.
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              Prakash patel
              Jun 28, 2017 at 7:56 am
              As Abdullahs were blaring sely against AFSPA act in J and K state, NDA is moving towards fulfilling their 50years old demand by handing over internal security to police department and border security has been handed over to Indian Army. Cons ution of India does not permit state of Jammu and Kashir to keep or form state run Army. This is the main cause of trouble since Abdullahs unrestfullness since 1947.
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                Shafted mohammed
                Jun 28, 2017 at 7:39 am
                Nab few hundreds , hang most of them deport the ten thousand or so in car Nicobar jail where they can do lot of stone pelting to create a new man made island and kill hindreds of the remaining terrorists and then see ache din in Kashmir.
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                  Chandu Shah
                  Jun 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm
                  Torture them. They will love it
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