Lawmaker accuses police of sabotaging ceasefire efforts
Srinagar: The Langate lawmaker, Er Rasheed on Thursday ridiculed the state DGP’s appeal to militants to utilize the opportunity of ceasefire and return to their families.
Rasheed said that even if New Delhi shows some sincerity vis-a-vis a ceasefire but security agencies, especially Jammu and Kashmir Police, will leave no stone unturned to fail the move as their vested interest with the violence has become an industry.
Addressing a press conference in Srinagar Er Rasheed said that a shameless police officer in Handwara has already begun the operation to sabotage the ceasefire process, obviously at the behest of his seniors.
“Arrest of Ishfaq Ahmad Wani by Handwara police in alleged stone pelting case has exposed the dirty and notorious mindset of the police as the same SP who was begging before Ishfaq when his wife was murdered with intention by a bullet of men in uniform proved so shameless that he summoned the victim to his police station and put him in lockup thus making sixteen month old motherless baby to cry in isolation,” the lawmaker said.
“I as the public representative informed chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and police chief about the incident whose intervention finally helped Ishfaq to get released this afternoon,” he added.
Er Rasheed said that despite being women herself, it took chief Minister 24 hours to wake up and feel the pain of a baby whose mother was shot dead by police and father locked up in a police station.
“It is obvious that the chief Minister has compromised everything for chair and left people at the mercy of the men in uniform,” Er Rasheed said.
He said that the SP has created havoc in the entire area and has crossed all limits for the reason he is enjoying the patronage of power corridors.
Er Rasheed added that dozens of videos circulating in social media are ample proof to conclude that the black sheep in Jammu and Kashmir Police have brought a bad name to the entire police force, which otherwise has a good number of God fearing and pro Kashmir elements in it.
Er Rasheed said that booking of the leaders of Jamat e Islami and other pro resistance parties in Ganderbal and other parts of valley has unmasked the ugly face of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
“The men in uniform, especially Jammu and Kashmir Police, are the biggest beneficiaries of turmoil and bloodbath. Most of the Police officers have made huge assets by not only sucking money from innocent Kashmiri’s but also have blackmailed and looted New Delhi. Unfortunately most of these Police officers are the locals who have forgotten that they have to die some day and get buried in their native grave yards,” the lawmaker said.