Won’t allow anyone to let down the morale of our security forces: Governor on Mufti’s remark

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Srinagar: The governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday lashed out at PDP president Mehbooba Mufti who had criticized an army man for torturing a youth in south Kashmir’s Pulwama.

Malik while taking on former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir said that Mehbooba should not be taken seriously and that her remarks won’t let down the morale of security forces, “It is the time of elections. Her party is falling down. She has in past used such support to come into power. Don’t take her seriously,” Malik was quoted as saying by ANI.

On Tuesday while talking to media, the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti had said, “I’ve heard about Major Shukla’s bravery, but it is not bravery when you call children at your camp and beat them ruthlessly.”

He was called in the Shadimarg camp and was beaten up ruthlessly, “he was asked to hand the gun around the neck, otherwise, I will give you my gun, and kill you in an encounter,” said Ms. Mufti.

She had added that she was going to seek intervention of governor and core commander and Major Shukla was answerable to the incident. She also added that Mr. Wani’s younger brother is in the army, “if you treat their family like this, what will happen to normal (civilian) Kashmiri?”

On Tuesday  Tawseef Ahmad Wani, 27, a resident of Achagoza area of Pulwama,  was beaten to the pulp and tortured in the 44 RR camp of the army in Shadimarg, Pulwama.

Mr. Wani had alleged that Major Shukla who is posted at the camp had  threatened him to pose with a gun, “Otherwise get killed in an encounter.”

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