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J&K CM seeks end to protests over sex racket

Azad said the case has been handed over to the premier investigating agency of the country.

india Updated: May 08, 2006 14:05 IST

Seeking an end to protests over the alleged sex racket in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said people in the state should be patient as the case has been handed over to CBI for investigation.

"The protests should end and people should be patient as too much publicity to the case harms the image of our sisters and daughters in the outside world," Azad told reporters at a ceremony to mark the opening of the civil secretariat in Srinagar.

Azad said the case has been handed over to the premier investigating agency of the country CBI, which will come here in due course of time.

"The chief secretary has spoken to the director of the agency and we are in no mood to spare anyone (involved in the case)," he said.

Seeking cooperation from all quarters in tackling immoral activities, Azad said he was told by many people in the past that with the advent of terrorism, many social evils had crept into the society.

"We were just coming out of the image of our youth being guntoting terrorists that this scandal has come to surface ... we have to fight it together."

Meanwhile, protests continued in parts of the city today as angry youth pelted stones at passing vehicles.

The stone-pelting incidents took place at Nowhatta, Rajouri Kadal, Gojwara, Bohri Kadal and Saraf Kadal localities.

First Published: May 08, 2006 13:48 IST