Shopian (J&K), September 8 (Vijay Kumar)– JK Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday Omar asserted that the murderers of Nelofer and Asiya’ would not be allowed to go scot free and every effort will be made to catch hold of them. He said that he is ready to rope in CBI or any powerful agency to probe into the incident and get the criminals behind this inhuman act. “From the day first I tried my best to unearth the facts and book the murders. The constitution of Justice Jan Commission was the immediate step in this direction”, he said and added that all means would be put in place to identify the culprits and bring them to book.
Addressing a mammoth public meeting at Kareva Zora in Shopian he reassured the people of Jammu and Kashmir especially the residents of Shopian and the families of the victims ‘Nelofer and Asiya’ that he will not rest in peace until the culprits of the Shopian heinous crime are booked and punished severely. “I would rather recommend the hanging of the murderers till death”, he said and added that he would leave no stone unturned in unearthing the facts and punishing the doers of the double murder.
Omar said that he has made it clear from the rostrum of Bakshi Stadium on the Independence Day and in the Legislative Assembly that government would put in every effort and employ any agency to dig out the truth and punish the criminals behind the murder of innocent girls. “I reiterate my commitment here again”, he said adding that unless the doers of the brutal crime are caught and brought before the law, he will not rest. “I have come here to reassure you of my determination to give you justice by punishing the culprits”, he announced amid thunderous cheers.
Omar said his government has announced an award of Rs. 20 lakh for anyone providing vital clues leading to the arrest of the culprits and assured that identity of the person giving these clues will be not disclosed. He appealed to the people of Shopian to come forward and help the government in identifying the culprits so that they can be given exemplary punishment.
Referring to the development demands presented to him on the occasion in the ‘Supas Nama’ (Welcome Address), the Chief Minister said that the government is committed to upgrade the basic facilities and ensure equitable development in all areas. “Whatever promises we have made to people during the electioneering we are committed to fulfill all those in a phased manner”, he said.
Omar, responding to the demand for re-christening the village as ‘Shadab Village” said that he would get the case examined and put up to the Cabinet for approval. He also said that he will ask Minister for Rural Development make the case for granting model village to the Kareva Zora for faster development. He passed directions for exploring possibilities of Girls Middle School in the village.
Earlier, Omar was warmly received by the large enthusiastic crowd chanting slogans and waving banners and flags of greetings to the Chief Minister. He was also taken to the site of public meeting in a procession.