‘Why politicize grave incident’: Police rebuts Mehdi’s remark on Budgam murder

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Jammu and Kashmir Police have rebutted the allegations leveled by senior National Conference (NC) leader Ruhullah Mehdi who had alleged that Budgam police are intimidating the family of murdered woman after locals staged a candle protest march.

“I was in Soibugh for the condolence with the family of the recently murdered. The family told me in fear that the district police threatened them because some young boys of the area had taken out a candlelight march yesterday evening. This is intimidation of the highest order,” Ruhullah Mehdi tweeted adding that instead of consoling the family and assuring them of the harshest possible punishment to the murderer, “the police have resorted to threats & intimidation to the family.”

“This should immediately stop and the police should apologize to the family for having made them feel threatened,” he wrote.

In response to the the tweets, Budgam police wrote: “Fiction apart, facts are here: Within hours of filing the complaint, police arrested the accused and recovered the body parts. When the police are making a strong case, why politicize the grave incident. Even in the candlelight march, people thanked police for quick response. Period.”

Meanwhile, DC Budgam SF Hamid and SSP Budgam Tahir Geelani visited the bereaved family and assured them the accused will be awarded the harshest possible punishment and justice will be given to the family. (KNT) 

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