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PDP walks out of J&K assembly, protests against transfer of police officer

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Wednesday to protest against the transfer of police officer investigating the molestation case filed against former health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan.

chandigarh Updated: Feb 19, 2014 15:01 IST
HT Correspondent

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) walked out of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Wednesday to protest against the transfer of police officer investigating the molestation case filed against former health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan.

The speaker said the matter could not be raised in the assembly as it was subjudice. The government in its reply said it was routine transfer as the said police officer had completed his three-year tenure.

The government had on Tuesday evening ordered transfers of 30 police officials, including station house officers (SHOs), Shahid Ganj, Srinagar. Khan, facing molestation charges, was granted an anticipatory bail on Tuesday by the Jammu and Kashmir high court.

All MLAs of the PDP, the principal opposition party, supported by CPM MLA MY Tarigami, Hakeem Yasin and enginner Abdul Rashid raised the issue. They raised the issue when the House assembled, disturbing the question hour.

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said the officer was investigating the case in the right spirit then why he was transferred. She said it seemd the government wanted to do the investigation on its way as it had already given enough time to Shabir Khan to file a bail application in the court.

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