NC wants CBI probe into misuse of secret service

NC wants CBI probe into misuse of secret service

Reacting to a news report published in a national daily regarding misuse of secret service funds to destabilise the Omar Abdullah government in Jammu and Kashmir, ruling National Conference Friday demanded a CBI enquiry or a high-level probe into the functioning of a top secret intelligence unit set up by former army chief General V K Singh.

Addressing a press conference here, National Conference provincial President and former junior Home Minister Nasir Aslam Wani said, “Issue of destabilizing the current government by former Army Chief as alleged by the Indian Express is of a very serious matter and can’t be brushed aside or dismissed.”

He claimed that summer agitation of 2010 might have been an orchestrated one.

“This issue needs a thorough probe and no attempt should be made to cover up and as such we demand a judicial probe under a sitting judge of the Supreme Court or at the least by the CBI,” he said and added, “the finding of which must be made public without any delay.

The NC leader demanded that names of all the people from the state or outside who are involved overtly or covertly should be made public and punished.

“Jammu and Kashmir has suffered at the machinations of people who have tried time and again to demean the elected government and this alleged report substantiates that there are people who want to dent the credibility of democratic institution that India is known for,” Wani said.

Stating that the media reports have again brought to fore the Machil encounter (2010) the NC provincial president said, “In 2010, a series of events resulted in the sort of protests that you saw on the streets and the origins of that lie in a fake encounter that took place in North Kashmir's Machil.”

“These protest, which escalated, vindicates our stand that the entire 2010 (unrests) could also have been orchestrated,” he claimed.