Srinagar: Opposition PDP in Jammu and Kashmir
on Monday took out a rally alleging that the state government has
"manufactured evidence" before appointing a judicial
commission to probe the custodial death of an NC worker.
"Before the Commission of Inquiry was announced they
(ruling NC) manufactured the evidence. Now if the commission
comes they will place the manufactured evidence. What will the
commission do?" PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Beigh said.
Led by Beigh, several PDP workers marched from party
headquarters at Residency road to Regal Chowk in the heart of
the city and burnt effigy of ruling party.
The state government on November 18 had appointed the
one-man commission under retired Supreme Court judge H S Bedi
(65) to probe the custodial death of Syed Mohammed Yusuf Shah.
The Commission, which would commence its probe next week,
has been asked to complete the investigation within six weeks.
Yusuf, also known as Haji Yusuf, was arrested on
September 28 for allegedly duping people of money promising
them government jobs, MLC seats and ministerial berths, citing
his proximity with top NC leadership. He died the next day
in police custody.
His death snowballed into a major political controversy
with opposition parties demanding Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah`s resignation over the issue.
Beigh also accused NC of creating a "drama" over the
AFSPA revocation issue.