LG directs DGP : Strengthen security of shrines across JK
Jammu, Nov 26: Jammu
and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chander Murmu on Tuesday condemned an
attempt by vandals to set ablaze a sufi shrine in South Kashmir’s Tral and asked
the police chief to strengthen security of shrines across the Union Territory.
A fire incident took place at Kounsarbal (Krusbal) Mohalla,
Old Tral Township wherein miscreants set ablaze a shrine adjacent to a local
mosque on the intervening night of November 25-26.
Condemning the ‘cowardly’ act, the LG said that such acts
are designed to arouse passion among the people and hurt their sentiments but
they will not be tolerated, an official spokesperson said.
He said that the perpetrators of the heinous act will not be
spared and shall be brought to justice, he added.
Police have launched a manhunt to nab the culprits, the
Murmu has appealed to the people to maintain peace and calm
and not get swayed by rumours.
The LG has further directed the Director General of Police
(DGP) to strengthen the security of shrines across J&K.
He has also asked the Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir to
take immediate measures to restore the vandalised sufi shrine to its original,
pristine condition, the official said.