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PDP cries foul over police' 'nexus' with criminals

The Peoples Democratic Party alleged that there was a "collapse" of crime investigation system in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the recent murder cases had exposed police' nexus with criminals.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2009 22:37 IST

The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday alleged that there was a "collapse" of crime investigation system in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the recent murder cases had exposed police' nexus with criminals.

"The shocking details of the police criminal nexus in cases like the Amandeep murder had once again underlined the collapse of criminal investigation in the state either for political considerations or under the influence of money," a PDP spokesman said in a statement in Srinagar.

Amandeep Singh, son of PDP leader Depinder Kour, was shot dead allegedly by Jatinder Singh, son of an influential businessman, on August 29 at Shastri Nagar area of Jammu.

The government had recently constituted a five-member special investigation team to probe the murder and role of the police officials, who were suspended over alleged tampering of evidence (change of weapon of crime).

Calling for reforming the force he said, though was no dearth of honest and efficient professionals in the state police, the government promoted "opportunism and sycophancy" to use police for its own political ends.

The suspension of some police officials, including SSP of Jammu, Manohar Singh, should not shift focus from the investigation of the crime, he said.