Sopore custodial death: Omar promises swift action
Nazim Rashid alias Anjum died in police custody in Sopore town of Baramulla district.
Srinagar: Describing as an "inexcusable gross human rights violation" the custodial death of a youth in Sopore town, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
on Sunday promised that swift and exemplary action will be taken in the case.
"The death of Anjum (Nazim) Rashid in police custody is a gross human rights violation and inexcusable. Things like this cannot be allowed to happen," Omar wrote on the micro-blogging site Twitter.com.
Nazim Rashid alias Anjum died in police custody in Sopore town of Baramulla district. He was picked up by police yesterday for questioning.
The Chief Minister said he expected police to make an example of those involved in the death of the youth so that incidents like these do not occur again.
"I expect the police to do nothing less than make an example of those responsible so that nothing like this even happens again," he wrote.
Omar said there will be swift and exemplary action in the case. "Swift and exemplary action. No delays, no cover ups (and) no excuses. That is all I can promise and ensure," he said.
Omar said he was aware that the action against the guilty persons was not enough. "It is not enough, of that too I am aware," he added.