SRINAGAR:In Kashmir people throw stones on ARMY, even after they come up with Pakistani supporting slogans. Its not enough what happen next will boil your blood. These pakistani supporters from kashmir killed that person who was on duty serving the nation and always on toes to save there lives.
A police officer was stoned to death Friday morning by an irate mob in Srinagar that believed he had shot at a group of people who caught him taking photographs outside Jamia Masjid.
Police identified the officer as deputy superintendent of police Mohammed Ayub Pandith. Police sources told TOI Pandith was part of Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq‘s security grid deployed outside the Jamia Masjid on Shab-e-Qadr.
He was on duty when the mob attacked him, a police spokesman said.
Police sources said that Pandith was seen taking pictures of people coming out of Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area around 3 am on Friday. They said that when people tried to catch Pandith and stop him from taking photos, he allegedly fired several shots from his pistol, injuring three people.
Soon after, a group of young men began to beat the police officer. That group then quickly swelled into an irate mob that stripped the officer before killing him by hitting him with stones.
The police, who were in civil clothes, according to eyewitnesses, were confronted by an irate mob as they “failed to explain their presence” near the mosque premises. Policemen posted in the security wing of the Kashmir Police do not wear uniform as a matter of service regulation. This led to an argument between the police and the crowd. While one policeman fled the spot, another was captured by the group.
“The man got his pistol out and opened fire injuring three people. He was overpowered by the mob, undressed, and beaten to death,” a resident of Nowhatta area told Firstpost.
The Jammu and Kashmir police said deputy superintendent of police Mohammad Ayub Pandith, a resident of Khanyar Nowpara area of Srinagar, four kilometers from the place of the incident, was posted on security duty outside the mosque, when he was attacked. His service revolver was taken away from him.
A group of young men confronted Pandith outside the main gate of the mosque and when he was surrounded by the irate mob, he happened to fire his pistol and injured three people. “He was on duty that is what I can say at this time,” Manoj Pandita, s spokesperson of Kashmir police, told Firstpost.
Sources said the slain policeman was posted on special duty near Jamia Masjid when the incident happened. Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, who is also the head priest of Kashmir, was leading the Friday prayers at the mosque.
Jammu and Kashmir police in a tweet said:
According to eyewitnesses, one youth received a bullet in leg and another in his stomach which infuriated the youth and they captured Pandith. The injured were rushed to SMHS hospital. The mob beat Pandith to death. However, it was not immediately clear whether Pandith was inside the mosque premises or on main Nowhatta Chowk.
The news of his death came to light after Pandith’s family members were unable to reach him and the Jammu and Kashmir police sent additional reinforcements to Jamia Masjid. Reportedly, along with police firing teargas was fired as well.