Security forces didn’t kill JKLF leader’s kin: OmarFebruary 26th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday ruled out the hand of security forces in the death of the kin of a separatist leader.
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik’s close relative Shabir Ahmed Bhat was found dead in mysterious circumstances Tuesday. The death sparked protests in Srinagar, as opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday raised the issue in the assembly.
Abdullah told the house that initial probe has revealed that security forces were not involved in the murder of Bhat, an autorickshaw driver.
The chief minister urged the opposition not to draw political mileage out of the incident. He said Bhat was found dead in Parimpora in his autorickshaw and some drugs were found on his person.
The police believe he was strangled to death as they found marks on his neck.
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