Slain cop’s relatives protest over delay in bringing body home

Srinagar, Mar 4: Scores of people at north Kashmir’s remote Tanghdar village on Monday staged protest demonstration demanding airlifting the body of the slain policeman to his native village from Srinagar.
Reports said people including the relatives of the slain policeman SgCt Naseer Ahmad Kholi assembled at Helipad in Tanghdar and staged a protest against the government for delay in shifting the body home for last rites.
A senior government official said that body was flown to his native village on Monday but could not pass the Sadna top due to inclement weather there and had returned back to Srinagar.
“Due to poor visibility amid snowfall at Sadna top, the chopper could not cross over the Sadna Top, so had to return back,” the officer said.
He said soon after the weather permits, the body of the slain cop along with two more bodies of women who died naturally will be flown to Tanghdar for last rites.
Naseer was among five forces personnel including an officer of CRPF, two militants and a civilian killed in the gunfight and ensuing clashes. (GNS)