Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday released a statement regarding the custodial death of youth belonging to south Kashmir’s Awantipora area.
A police spokesman said in pursuance of a ‘terror’ case investigation, one suspect Rizwan Pandit r/o Awantipore was in police custody .
‘The said person died in police custody. In this matter while following the procedure laid down in section 176 of crpc a magisterial enquiry is underway.’ He said.
Adding that separately police investigation has also been initiated in the jurisdictional area of incident.
Reacting to the incident, Omar Abdullah, Vice President of the National Conference said that exemplary punishment should be awarded to the killers of the young man.
I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man. https://t.co/Jj9RzsFu7r
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 19, 2019