The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday called upon the police authorities to withdraw all cases registered against sub-inspector Shiv Krishan Sharma, alias Sonu, and to release the most-decorated cop unconditionally.
A delegation of the BJP under the leadership of state general secretaries, former Jammu mayor Kavinder Bhushan Gupta and former MLA Bali Bhagat on Thursday called on the DIG Ramban-Doda range and the Doda deputy commissioner in connection with the arrest of the policeman. The delegation apprised the officers that the Sharma had been implicated due to political conspiracy. The delegation made it clear that arrest of a highly decorated cop, who was instrumental in killing, a number of terrorist, has sent a wave of anger and shock among nationalist people of the state.
The delegation made it clear to the senior police and civil officers that the BJP would fight the case both legally and politically to expose those who had hatched the “conspiracy” to demoralise nationalist forces in erstwhile Doda district.
Earlier addressing a meeting of party workers at Doda, BJP leaders, warned of dire consequences if authorities continued their policy of demoralising nationalist forces.
The party has decided to hold protest demonstrations at 16 places in Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar districts against policies of the state government.
Cop's arrest bound to raise eyebrows: Gupta
Expressing surprise over the arrest of SI Shiv Kumar alias Sonu, the former union minister and MLA, Chaman Lal Gupta has warned that this would lead to tension and put in question the sincerity of the ruling leaders in tackling the menace of cross-border terror.
Praising Sonu for his crusade against the terrorists, he said the circumstances under which he had been arrested, was bound to raise many eyebrows.