Rizwan murder response to freehand given to security agencies: Er Rasheed
Srinagar, March 19: Expressing grief and shock over the
custodial killing of Rizwan Pandit, a school teacher, AIP President Er Rasheed
has said that Rizwan’s murder is the response shown by security agencies to
Prime Minister’s declaration that security forces have been given free hand
after Pulwama attack.
In a statement issued today Rasheed said that there can
be no excuse given by the state government and J&K Police to justify murder
of Rizwan Ahmad Pandit, who was summoned to police station, “tortured” in Cargo
and his dead body has been sent back home.
The incident should be matter or grave concern for the
local cops who often claim to be Kashmiris and claim their respect for rights
and sentiments of masses. Prime Minister owes an answer that why he was so
inpatient to give forces a free hand to the extent that they dare to “torture”
Kashmiris to death in custody in broad day light.
The promises of investigation and orders of inquiry
carry no meaning as such shame enquiries have nothing yielded in the past. Now
if Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti talk about exemplary punishment to the
killers it makes no sense as not even a single man in uniform has been punished
or convicted since 1990.