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Former top cop joins NC

Srinagar, Nov 27: Former SSP Riyaz Bedar on Tuesday joined National Conference (NC) in presence of party vice president Omar Abdullah and other top NC leaders at party headquarters Nawai-Subuh Srinagar.

Reports said Riyaz Bedar was accorded a warm welcome by party’s vice president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in presence of top party leaders.

NC District President Baramulla Javid Ahmad Dar said, “keeping in view the exemplary service track record of Riyaz Bedar, party will be benefited by his experience in public service. Omar Abdullah also lauded the services of Riyaz Bedar while welcoming him into the party fold.”

Riyaz Bedar belongs from Pattan township of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and is likely to take on PDP rebel and former minister Imran Raza Ansari from the Pattan constituency of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.