Family Of Slain Militant Accuse Police Harassment

 “My another son implicated in a false case”

Pulwama - Accusing police of harassment, the family members of the slain Jaish-e-Muhammad militant Mohammad Abbas Nengroo Saturday alleged that police implicated the brother of the slain militant in a “false case”.

Mohammad Abbas Nengroo was killed in an encounter with government forces in Keller area along with his companion Altaf Baba.

Family of slain militant said that the brother of Mohammad Abbas, Aashiq Ahmed Nengroo is a sumo driver while the police holds him responsible for the killing of Assistant Sub-Inspector Farooq Ahmed. “Aashiq is innocent and he was arrested by the police just because he was the brother of a militant. When the Assistant Sub inspector was killed on May 10, Aashiq was that time in Srinagar,” the family said and hoped that after the death of Abbas police will stop harassing them.

Pertinently, ASI Farooq Ahmed Shiekh (78PL) son of Ali Mohammad Shiekh resident of Baran Pather Batamaloo was shot dead by unidentified gunmen when he was on duty at Rajpora Chowk of Pulwamma last month.

The father of the slain militant said that after Pulwama incident, police called his son Aashiq and not only he was implicated in the ‘false’ case but his sumo vehicle (JK01R-6287) was also seized by the police. “Despite being innocent, my son has been lodged in Central Jail Srinagar,” he said adding that he has documental proof that his son is innocent.

“Now my son has attained martyrdom and I hope police will release my another son, who had been arrested because of his brother,” he said.

Refuting these allegations, Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar told said that Aashiq provided logistic support to his slain brother. “It was Abbas who fired upon ASI in Pulwamma but he used the vehicle of his brother Aashiq and Aashiq was himself driving that vehicle,” Kumar said adding that police had ample proof which shows how Aashiq provided logistic support to his brother. 

 

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