Police files case against everyone who joined militant’s funeral in Sopore

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police has started identifying those who participated in the funeral of the killed militant in Sopore in violation to government’s prohibitory orders to curb the spread of COVID-19.

On Wednesday, thousands of people participated in the last rites of Sajad Nawab, a militant affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad, who was killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Armpora, Sopore, north Kashmir.

Superintendent of Police Sopore said that the participation of large number of people in the funeral of slain militant not only violated the set guidelines issued by the government in wake of COVID-19, but it also exposed the entire population in the area to the pandemic.

He added that an FIR number 70/2020 under section 188 has been registered in this regard and videos of this procession are being checked and those who participated in it are being identified.

He said there is already a lockdown in Sopore and people are again requested not to venture out in any circumstances barring medical emergency. (KNT)

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