Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Affairs and Information Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali today on behalf of the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti visited the family of slain constable Sabzar Ahmad Chak at Shopian to offer condolences to the bereaved family.
During the visit, the Minister was accompanied by MLA Shopian Mohammad Yusuf Bhat, an official handout said.
Expressing grief and sorrow over the incident, Zulfkar assured the bereaved family that culprits would be nabbed and punished.
Extending sympathies to the bereaved family, the Minister said Chief Minister equally shares the grief.
Zulfkar said no compensation or no replacement could fill the void created by his death in his family.
The Minister said J&K Police is facing a war like situation and Government would extend all possible support to the police to win this war.
He said the State Police comprised of personnel from local population who are working tirelessly to protect the people of the State.
The Minister said likewise it becomes the duty of people to cooperate and support the police in their endeavour so that the law and order situation is maintained in the State.
Assuring the bereaved family of every possible help from the Government, the Minister gave away Rs one lakh from Chief Minister's Special Fund to the bereaved family.
He directed the authorities concerned to complete the case of compassionate appointment of the next of kin of the cop in the shortest possible time. Later the Minister offered Fateha and prayed for eternal peace to departed soul.
Deputy Commissioner Shopian Muhammad Ajaz, Senior Superintendent of Police Shopian Ram Ambarkar also accompanied the Minister.