SRINAGAR: Police on Monday said that it had requested the sons of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) for the burial of their father in the night for larger public interest to avoid any potential law and order.
In a series of tweets Kashmir Zone Police said, “After death of SAS Geelani, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar along with SP & ASP met both of his sons at their residence at 11pm, condoled them & requested for burial in the night for the larger interest of general public due to potential major L&O situations. Both agreed and asked to wait for two hours until relatives reach.”
IGP Kashmir personally spoke to a few relatives and ensured them of “safe passage”, police said in the tweets.
However, 3 hours later “probably under the pressure from Pakistan & miscreants they behaved differently & started resorting to anti-national activities including wrapping the dead body in Pakistani flag, making loud sloganeering in favour of Pakistan and instigating neighbours to come out”.
Kashmir Zone Police further tweeted, “After persuasion the relatives brought the dead body to the graveyard and performed last rites with due respect in presence of members of Intizamia Committee and local Imam. The refusal of both his sons to come to graveyard indicated their loyalty to Pakistani agenda rather than their love & respect for their departed father”, ends the tweets.(GNS)