Congress condemns custodial killing

Congress condemns custodial killing
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Srinagar, Mar 19: The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has strongly condemned the custodial killing of a school teacher Rizwan Pandit reportedly in a police lockup, saying that Governor Administration was expected to initiate stern action against the responsible personnel.
The party also said that such killings have isolated people to a largest extent in past and this incident has the potential to vitiate the atmosphere further in the valley and believe that the punishment against the responsible will restore the faith of people in the system.
The JKPCC President G.A. Mir while reacting to the killing of Rizwan Pandit resident of Awantipora in Police custody said that Congress Party strongly condemns the innocent killing and believe that the death of any person in police custody will have serious implications on the overall situation in the valley. Governor Administration must take effective measures to ascertain the identity of the persons responsible for the killing.
While expressing serious concern over the custodial death of School Teacher, he (Mir) said the custodial killings in past have alienated the people to a largest extent, besides loosing faith in the system, but this time, people won’t be ready to believe any narrative except the exemplary punishment against the persons responsible for the custodial death of a young teacher.
Mir added that in order to ensure justice to Rizwan Pandit the higher authorities in the Police Department must investigate the matter on fast track basis to ensure punishment to those responsible in this act. (PTK)