Srinagar: Terming the killing of Congress Sarpanch and ex-militant Sajad Ahmad Malik on Thursday in Dooru area of Anantnag as “politically motivated murder”, President JKPCC GA Mir said that it is a case of “custodial killing”.

“Malik was granted bail six times by  Sessions Judge Anantnag, but police didn’t set him free. He was categorically told that the ruling party MLA (Farooq Andrabi) wants to settle score with him by keeping him behind the bars,” Mir told Narrator.

According to police, Malik, 44, was killed by army in Dooru area of Anantnag after he allegedly snatched a rifle from a cop.

Malik was taken to a hospital by an SPO on bike after he complained of some ailment in his body, Mir said.

“A number of questions remain unanswered as to why he was not taken in a police gypsy to the hospital. How was the army already present in the area even before the incident took place. It is a case of cold-blooded murder” Mir said.

Malik is survived by his wife, parents and seven children, four daughters and three sons.

Repeated attempts were made to contact SSP Anantnag, but he didn’t receive the call.

 

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