Farooq Abdullah visits PHQ to offer condolences on cop killings

Srinagar : Former Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) President Farooq Abdullah on Saturday visited the police headquarters Srinagar and met senior officers, including Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh to offer his condolences on the killing of three policemen in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

A police spokesman said that Farooq Abdullah today visited Police Headquarters (PHQ) here and met the DGP and senior police officers. He expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of three police personnel killed yesterday.

He said the NC president expressed anguish over the killings, saying the police force was performing its lawful duties for maintaining peace and tranquility in the state and such acts were not only aimed at disturbing peace but also causing discomfort and loss to the civil society.

Farooq Abdullah appreciated the role of the police force, particularly the lower ranks who are helpful to people on day to day basis throughout the state and perform their duties under different circumstances. He said we stand by the members of the force and their families in this hour of grief, the spokesman said.

The Director General of Police Dilbag Singh thanked Dr Farooq Abdullah for his concern for the state police and told him that such a visit is a great morale booster for police personnel, the spokesman said.

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