SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti, has expressed deep shock over the killing of three policemen in two separate militant attacks in Srinagar on Monday.
The Chief Minister visited the Police Control Room (PCR) in Srinagar where she laid floral wreath on the mortal remains of the slain police personnel.
She expressed solidarity with the bereaved families of the deceased and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
Recalling the sacrifices of police personnel in combating militancy in the state, Ms Mufti said such dastardly acts are against the basic tenets of humanity and they should be condemned by one and all.
“My heart goes out to the families of the slain police personnel and I hope that the perpetrators will be taken to task soon,” she said.
Ms Mufti said such attacks are attempts by vested interests to derail the peace and reconciliation process started by the state government in Jammu and Kashmir which will also impact the economy at a time when the tourism activity had started picking up in the state.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh has strongly condemned the twin militant attacks in the city in which three policemen lost their lives.
Terming the attacks as barbaric, Dr Singh said that all the sensible people should unequivocally condemn these dastardly attacks in which innocent people are being targeted. He said such acts are against the basic tenets of every religion which prohibit innocent killings and need of the hour is to get united and defeat the forces hell bent on disrupting peace in the State.
The Deputy Chief Minister further said that these types of activities will not be tolerated and a evil designs of violent elements will be defeated by giving them a befitting reply.
Dr Singh also expressed sympathy with the bereaved families and said that the sacrifices rendered by these martyrs will not go waste.