Srinagar, Mar 21 : National Conference (NC) on Thursday took out a protest rally in the summer capital, Srinagar, against the custodial death of a private school Principal Rizwan Asad Pandit on March 19.
Senior NC leaders Ali Muhammad Sagar, Nasir Sogami and Mubarak Gul led the protest rally from the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subh in Srinagar.
Holding placards and shouting anti-BJP slogans, the demonstrators demanded exemplary punishment for the ‘culprits’ responsible for the death of Pandit in police custody in Srinagar on March 19.
However, the protesters were stopped by security forces at Tourist Reception Centre and prevented from marching ahead.
“There should a time-bound and impartial enquiry into the killing of the youth in police custody. Exemplary punishment should be given to people found guilty in the incident so that such incidents are not repeated in future,” Mr Sagar said.
Pandith died in police custody days after he was picked up from his home in Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama. Meanwhile, the government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident. (UNI)