Mehbooba Visits Families of Slain Cops


Srinagar: A few days after the Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed five policemen and two bank guards in an ambush in Kulgam, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, Wednesday went to meet their families to offer her condolences.

Mehbooba Mufti visited Nehama village in the Kulgam district to personally convey her sympathies to the families of JK Bank official Muzaffar Ahmad and constable Farooq Ahmad who were killed in the attack. She later visited Ujroo to condole with the families of constable Muzaffar Ahmad and JK Bank official Javed Ahmad at Yarkipora and ASI Bashir Ahmad at Bonigam.

The Chief Minister expressed her heartfelt sympathies with the families of the slain personnel of JK Bank and Police. She said they laid their lives while preserving public money and their sacrifices won’t be allowed to go waste. She said the victim families would be duly looked after and every help and assistance would be provided to them by the government.

Sharing the pain and grief of the bereaved families, the Chief Minister said these personnel were on the duty to protect and disburse public money and their killing reflects dangerous criminalisation that is taking place in society. She appealed to people, particularly civil society and youth, to rise against this dangerous trend of looting of public money by spilling innocent blood, thereby giving Kashmir a terribly bad name in the civilized world.

Later, Mehbooba Mufti visited the family of constable Ishfaq Ahmad at Batapora, Zakoora in Srinagar who was also killed in the said incident and condoled with his family, including aged parents and young siblings.



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