Srinagar: Amid Opposition PDP`s demand for
his resignation over the death of a National Conference worker
allegedly in police custody, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah refused to comment on the matter saying a
judicial probe had been ordered into it.
"No, I won`t be commenting or tweeting about a matter
that has been referred to a judicial inquiry regardless of the
sensationalism," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Syed Mohammad Yousuf, an NC worker from south Kashmir`s
Anantnag district, died allegedly in police custody after two
fellow party workers had accused him of taking Rs 1.18 crore
from them for getting them berths in the Legislative Council.
According to the government version, the accused was
summoned to the camp office of the Chief Minister where he was
confronted with the allegation about taking money.
Yousuf had admitted to taking money after which he was
handed over to IGP Crime Branch for further investigations.
However, he complained of nauseating feeling while on way
to the Crime Branch office. He was taken to a hospital where
he died of cardiac arrest, the government version said.
The state government had ordered an inquiry by a High
Court judge into the circumstances leading to Yousuf`s death.
The PDP has demanded the resignation of Omar, his
Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani and Union Minister
and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah pending a
judicial probe into the NC`s worker death.
Yousuf`s family has demanded a CBI probe into his death.