Srinagar: The suspended policeman, who had
flung a shoe towards Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah on the Independence Day, today resigned from service.
"I have quit the job of police", Abdul Ahad Jan told
mediapersons on reaching home in Ajas-Bandipora, 40km from
here, in North Kashmir.
Jan was released and the case filed against him on August
15 withdrawn after he met the Chief Minister who pardoned him
in a goodwill gesture yesterday.
Jan repeatedly raised pro-freedom slogans and hailed the
chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali
Earlier, a warm send off was given to him at the Police
Control Room here. Mubaraka Gul, Advisor to the Chief
Minister, saw him off in the presence of police officers.
Jan was handed over to his family members and other
relatives, who had turned up to receive him, following the
Chief Minister`s decision to pardon him and withdraw the case
Omar had called Jan to his residence yesterday where,
after giving him a patient hearing, had directed the police to
set him free.
"Jan had on that occasion praised the government and
shouted slogans in favour of government and police. He was
repentive for his impudent action", said a press release
issued by the police media centre said.