ANC demands Omar`s ouster, Governor`s rule in J&K
In the wake of the death of an NC worker allegedly in police custody, Awami National Conference CM Omar Abdullah`s ouster.
Srinagar: In the wake of the death of an NC
worker allegedly in police custody, Awami National Conference
(ANC) today demanded Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s ouster and
imposition of Governor`s rule in Jammu and Kashmir.
"I am trying to meet the Governor tomorrow and will
request him to step in and impose Governor`s rule in the
state," ANC Senior Vice-President Muzaffar Shah told reporters
He said the situation in the state was a "fit case" for
imposition of Governor`s rule as the Chief Minister has not
resigned after a member of the ruling National Conference
died mysteriously after being called to Chief Minister`s
"In the cold blooded murder of Syed Mohammad Yousuf, a
prominent NC activist, the Chief Minister and the MOS (Home
Nasir Aslam Wani) seem apparently involved in abetment of the
crime and a meaningful probe cannot be conducted against the
persons involved unless they are made to step aside from the
scene of the entire law and order machinery," Shah said.
Syed Mohammad Yousuf, an NC worker from south Kashmir`s
Anantnag district, died allegedly in police custody past week
after two fellow party workers had accused him of taking Rs
1.18 crore from them for getting them berths in the
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had yesterday
demanded that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, his close aide and
MoS for Home Nasir Aslam Wani and Union Minister Farooq
Abdullah should resign pending a judicial probe into the
The ANC leader said by "suspending five members of his
(CM`s) security staff, the Chief Minister, prima facie has
admitted to the heinous crime that has taken place in his
Shah also demanded that a retired Supreme Court judge
should conduct a probe into the inciddent instead of the state
High Court judge as appointed by the Omar Abdullah government.