J&K custodial death: Victim’s son accuses Omar

New Delhi: Trouble mounts for Omar Abdullah in the case of controversial and mysterious death of the National Conference worker in police custody after victim Haji Saeed Yusuf’s son Talib Hussain directly implicated the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.
Hitting out at the Chief Minister, Hussain accused him of hiding the truth about his father’s death and demanded a CBI probe.
Hussain has even claimed to have seen torture marks on Haji Yusuf’s body.
“Omar’s statement is wrong as there was torture marks on the body,” he said.
“My father had close relation with Abdullah family. He used to visit Omar on regular bases,” said Hussain.
Hussain even went on to say that the Inspector General of Police allegedly told him that his father was beaten at the Chief Minister’s residence.
“Every thing took place at the Chief Minister’s residence, IG told me this,” he claimed.
The victim’s family wants Omar Abdullah to step down since they want the matter investigated first.
“I demand CBI probe in his death, we don’t trust state government probe or judicial probe. The Chief Minister should quit for independent probe,” said Yousuf’s son.
Earlier, party member Abdul Salam Reshi, who claims to be an eyewitness, also said Yousuf was beaten at the Chief Minister’s office-cum-residence, that he had money deals with Omar Abdullah.
Reacting to Reshi’s statement, Hussain said, “He was vomiting blood when he came out of the Chief Minister’s residence and we trust the statement given by eyewitness Abdul Salam Reshi. We have photos to prove this… he was assaulted.”
“My father had no heart ailments,” he said.
Haji Saeed Yousuf died in police custody after he was allegedly handed over to the police by Omar Abdullah. Yousuf had allegedly taken money from two people while promising them ministership and an MLC seat.


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