Ch Aslam’s body laid to rest; CM, Azad among thousands attend burial
The mortal remains of former PCC president and Congress Legislature Party leader in J&K, Ch Mohd Aslam was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard at his native village Lassana in Surankote tehsil of district Poonch.
Thousands of people from all walks of life from Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, Srinagar and other parts of the State attended Namaz-e-Zanaza of the departed Congress leader at around 2 pm today. His body was laid to rest just closer to the grave of his son, as per his wishes. The son had also passed away a few years back. Entire town observed bandh as mark of respect to the popular leader and majority of the people from the town and adjoining areas thronged the residence of Choudhary family at Lassana.
Ch Aslam, who was ailing for the last several months, breathed his last at his village last mid night. He held very important position in the party and remained Minister, Member Parliament and Speaker. Presently, he was MLA from Surankote and also CLP leader in the J&K Legislature.