DSP Ayub Pandith lynched in Kashmir: North Srinagar's SP Sajad Khaliq Bhat replaced

A day after a mob lynched DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has shunted out a senior officer from the area where the incident took place

PTI June 24, 2017 11:18:31 IST
DSP Ayub Pandith lynched in Kashmir: North Srinagar's SP Sajad Khaliq Bhat replaced

Srinagar: A day after a mob lynched Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has shunted out a senior officer from the area where the incident took place.

DSP Ayub Pandith lynched in Kashmir North Srinagars SP Sajad Khaliq Bhat replaced

File photo of DSP Ayub Pandith. PTI

In an order late on Friday night, Director General of Police SP Vaid ordered the transfer of Superintendent of Police (North Srinagar) Sajad Khaliq Bhat.

Nowhatta, where the lynching took place on Thursday night, falls under the jurisdiction of the North Srinagar SP.

Bhat, an additional SP rank officer, has been asked to report to the police headquarters.

Sajad Ahmad Shah, the additional SP (traffic city), Srinagar, will look after the duties of the SP North Srinagar, the order read.

Pandith was stripped and lynched by a mob outside the historic Jamia Masjid on Thursday, triggering outrage across Kashmir and drawing all-round condemnation.

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