Geelani’s sons had agreed to perform burial in the night but later behaved differently: Police


Srinagar, Sep 07: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday said that the last rites of veteran separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani were performed with due respect in presence of members of Intizamia Committee and local Imam.

In a series of tweets, the police said that after the death of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar along with SP and ASP met both of his sons at their residence at 11pm, condoled them and requested for burial in the night for the larger interest of the general public due to potential major Law and order situations.

“Both agreed and asked to wait for two hours until relatives reach. IGP Kashmir personally spoke to a few relatives and ensured them of safe passage,” police said.

But the police claimed that three hours later probably under the pressure from Pakistan and miscreants, they behaved differently & started resorting to anti-national activities including wrapping dead body in Pakistani flag, making loud sloganeering in favour of Pakistan and instigating neighbours to come out.

“After persuasion the relatives brought the dead body to the graveyard and performed last rites with due respect in presence of members of Intizamia committee and local Imam. The refusal of both his sons to come to graveyard indicated their loyalty to Pakistani agenda rather than their love & respect for their departed father,” police said