SIT aghast at Railway’s failure to install CCTVs on Baramulla-Qazigund section

Baramulla, Sep 14: The Special Investigation Team ( SIT) constituted to probe the mysterious death of People’s League leader Abdul Rashid Sofi alias Ghazi has expressed dismay over the Northern Railway failure to install CCTV camera at the Kralhar railway station here in north Kashmir.

The SIT, according to reports, had approached the railway department to seek the footage of CCTV camera if installed at the Kralhar railway station, however, to their dismay they found that the department had not installed the system.

Sources told that the railway department had so far not installed any such surveillance cameras all along the route from Baramulla to Qazigund despite the fact that the entire route from Baramulla to Qazigund, comprising of 15 railway stations and 64 major bridges are considered to be sensitive keeping in view the turmoil in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the special investigation team probing the death of the 65 year old PL leader is reportedly seeking all the details of the passengers who had traveled on Wednesday evening from Islamabad (Anantnag) to Baramulla. The SIT has also reportedly questioned several railway guards deployed at Kralhar Baramulla railway station.

Meanwhile, various pro-freedom leaders and parties have condoled the demise of Ghazi.Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik  has expressed shock and grief over the demise, describing the deceased as a gentle and humble soul. He said Gazi’s dedication and struggle will always be remembered. He prayed for the deceased and sympathized with the bereaved family.

A delegation of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) led by its general secretary Moulana Abdullah Tari on Saturday visited the residence of the deceased.

“Due to continuous house arrest senior resistance leader and chairman DFP Shabir Ahmad Shah could not visit the Baramulla to express solidarity with the family of resistance leader Ghazi Abdul Rashid on his martyrdom,” a DFP spokesman said.

However, on his instructions, a delegation visited the residence of the deceased and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family,” he added.