Mehbooba says ‘what transpired after Army arrested Rashid is anybody’s guess’


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president, Mehbooba Mufti, has said that she was not allowed to visit the family of Abdul Rashid in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara district whose dead body was found yesterday.

Abdul Rashid Dar, who was arrested by Indian forces’ personnel on December 15, last year, was found dead on Wednesday in the forest area in the district.

Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said, she was extremely disturbed to see pictures of the mutilated body of Abdul Rashid from Kunanposhpora. She said that she wasn’t allowed to visit the family under the pretext of security. “What transpired after the Army picked him up for questioning months ago is anybody’s guess,” she said.

The PDP chief said in absence of any accountability such incidents have been normalised after 2019. Probes and inquiries fail to nail the culprits and deliver justice, she deplored. Mehbooba Mufti called for a probe into the killing of the civilian.—KMS