Custodial Death: Uproar causes adjournment in J&K Assembly

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Srinagar, Oct 3: Uproar broke out in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly during an adjournment motion moved by the Opposition PDP to discuss the death of a National Conference worker allegedly in police custody and the members demanded the suspension of Question Hour in the assembly.

PDP leaders slammed the Speaker, Mohammad Akbar Lone during the question hour. Even the speaker abused the PDP members. The charges and uproar forced the speaker to adjourn the house for the whole day.

Syed Mohammad Yousuf (55), who was accused of charging bribes of Rs 1.18 crore and blackmailing two National Conference workers, died allegedly in police custody on Sept 29.

Yousuf had admitted in the camp office of the chief minister that he had taken bribes from the national conference leaders before Chief Minister Omar Abdullah handed over the case to Crime Branch.

While on his way to the Crime Branch office, Yousuf complained of nausea. The crime branch took him to the hospital where he died of cardiac arrest.

PDP leaders demanded the resignation of Omar Abdullah, MoS Home Nasir Aslam Wani, Union Minister and National President Farooq Abdullah.

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