Police personnel asked to avoid Eid prayers at public places.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police has asked its personnel to avoid Eid prayers in public places in the wake of mob lynching of a deputy superintendent of police outside the Jama Masjid in Srinagar.
Police personnel have been advised to offer prayers in mosques in district police lines or protected mosques.
The advisory has been marked to all police stations, all wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army’s Chinar Corps, ITBP, SSB, CRPF, BSF and CISF.
“You are advised to instruct the field and subordinate formations that they shall not offer Eid prayers in isolated or general mosques or eidgahs,” an advisory issued from Police Control Room (PCR) on behalf of inspector general of police, Kashmir, to all police stations across the Valley read.
Asked about the advisory, Director General of Police S P Vaid said, “It is good to take precautions?.
“They (police personnel) are my men, I will advise them. They are my children, so we will advise them to take precautions,? he said.
The advisory comes in the wake of mob lynching of Dy SP Mohammad Ayub Pandith outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of the city on Thursday during Shab-e-Qadar prayers