JK News Today
Jammu, February 03:

Jammu and Kashmir police after having taken cognizance of some of the comments on social media charging the Criminal Investigation Department with torturing an under investigation person . The police have called these charges “ factually incorrect”

The police reaction came in response to the comments of PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti ‘s tweets that were picked up by social media platforms that “ J&K CID has joined the list of the Central agencies that work to terrorise Kashmiris and falsely implicate them. After failing to substantiate charges against PDP’s Waheed Para , CID replaced the SIT head because he refused to be an accomplice in faming invented charges.”

Taking string exception to these charges, the police in a statement on Wednesday evening said : “ Recent comments about CID investigations in the public domain through social media are unfortunate for two reasons: for being factually incorrect and making CID officers vulnerable to increased threats and enhanced risks.

It is also fraught with the risks of adversely influencing the witnesses and the course of investigation. It is factually incorrect that an under investigation person was tortured. CID investigations are done professionally and as per law..”

The police said : “Each and every arrested person is presented before competent court periodically as per law. Every arrested suspect has access to health care and doctors. It is neither proper nor lawful to discuss and pass verdict like remarks in the public domain about ongoing complex investigations. CID is answerable to the courts on all aspects including whether amenities and rights available to a person under custodial investigation and his legal obligations to cooperate in the investigation are being complied.”