Cop who threw shoe at Omar in 2010 is no more

Bandipora: A Police constable, Abdul Ahad Jan, who shot to fame after hurling a shoe at former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on August 15, 2010, passed away Saturday.

A resident of Ajas, Bandipora, Jan suffered a kidney failure, which his family accuses was the outcome of torture during his arrest after the shoe hurling incident.

The slogans “teri Jan mere Jan, Ahad Jan, Ahad Jan” had became a popular hit after the shoe-hurling incident. That was the first such incident in Kashmir.

Jan that time had accused mainstream leadership for killings in Kashmir.

He was soon arrested and alledegly tortured by the high ranking police officials.

Former government had claimed Jan having psychiatrist problems, which his family had denied.

The summer uprising of 2010 witnessed more than 100 civilian killings.

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