Srinagar, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was supposed to address and take the salute at guard of honour on the police commemoration day at Zewan, couldn’t make it to the venue due to bad health.
Elaborate security measures were in place including the Chief Minister’s security in and around the venue. However, senior PDP leader and minister for revenue AbdurRehmanVeeri took the salute at the guard of honour on behalf of Chief Minister.
“I was asked by the Chief Minister to reach here as she wasn’t feeling well,” Veeri told the gathering.
A source in the police said that this is for the first time that a Chief Minister has given a miss to police commemoration day, which is observed every year on October 21.