Mehbooba thanks Guv for ‘ordering high-level probe into harassment of militant family’

Mehbooba thanks Guv for ‘ordering high-level probe into harassment of militant family’

Srinagar, Jan 1: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday thanked Governor Satya Pal Malik for ‘ordering a high-level inquiry into the incident of alleged harassment of family members of a militant in south Kashmir district of Pulwama’.
Mehbooba, who is the former chief minister of the state, hoped that such incidents won’t recur and the Governor’s reiterations of instructions to protect innocents are followed strictly.
“Grateful to governor saheb for ordering inquiry into the incident of harassment of a family at Patipora Pulwama. Hope such incidents don’t recur and Governor’s reiteration of instructions to protect innocents are followed strictly,” Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Malik on Monday promised a high-level probe into the alleged torture of some family members of a militant in the valley as strict orders have been given to the forces not to harass families of ultras. “We have strictly directed our forces to ensure that no injustice is done with any militant’s family. We don’t have any issue with their families. But at the same time, I want to assure her (Mehbooba) that if any family member of a militant, as she has claimed, has been harassed unnecessarily, it will be probed by a high-level committee,” the Governor said.
However, the Governor said that supporting militants has become a political compulsion for Ms Mehbooba ahead of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. “Since I am the Governor, she will attack me. But I don’t feel bad about what she said a day earlier because she is the daughter of my friend (late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed). Now that elections are coming nearer, it is her (Mehbooba’s) political compulsion to support militants to regain the lost base in the Valley,” he said.
After her visit to Pulwama on Sunday, Mehbooba took to twitter and wrote, “Visited PatiporaPulwama where Rubina (whose brother happens to be a militant) was along with her husband and brother beaten mercilessly in police custody. The severe nature of her injuries has left her bedridden.”