Weapon loot: Legislator Aijaz Mir alleges police harassment

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) legislator Aijaz Mir on Thursday alleged harassment at the hands of the police during questioning into weapons loot by his Personal Security Officer from his official residence in Jawahar Nagar Srinagar.

Taking to Facebook, Mir alleged that a policeman abused him while levelling serious allegations and accusations against his family. “Is this a policing? How can a Munshi (policeman), of Rajbagh police station, abuse a legislator in front of dozens of other policemen? And then went on levelling serious allegations, accusations against his family as well. Is this how Police probes things here by humiliating even legislators and start levelling baseless allegations? (sic)” Mir wrote on Facebook.

The police have constituted a Special Investigation Team with superintendent of police South Srinagar as its head to investigate the looting of seven rifles and a licensed pistol of the legislator.

The SIT will investigate how the plan to loot weapons from the official residence of a legislator in Srinagar was executed by Adil Bashir, a resident of Zainapora Shopian, who has since joined Hizbul Mujahideen.