Srinagar: National Conference Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah & Basarat Bukhari addressing Press Conference in Srinagar, demanded murder case lodged against guilty in Rizwan’s custodial death.
A 28-year-old school teacher, Rizwan Pandit, a resident of Awantipora, died in police custody here during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
Ruhullah said an FIR should be registered in the matter against the officials concerned.
“Initial reports said he was in NIA custody but now the NIA is washing off its hands. Whether it was the NIA or state police, the murder happened in the custody of the state,” he said.
“We as a responsible political party, sharing the sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, would like to know and ask the state administration to clarify under whose custody the murder happened and even if it was the custody of the NIA, we want the governor to file an FIR against the NIA and book the people involved in it for murder case,” said Roohullah.
Roohullah alleged that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was becoming an “instrument of terror” in Jammu and Kashmir. “The NIA is being used to promote a certain ideology and also to curb and suppress any alternative ideology,” he said.
The former MLA from Budgam said the governor should take steps to save the state from this “dangerous” trend.