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At Cop's Srinagar Funeral, "Terrorist Affiliate" Tag For Son Haunts Household

Minutes earlier than the wreath-laying ceremony for Mushtaq Ahmad Lone on the Police Traces in Srinagar, the sombre gathering devolved into absolute chaos. His distraught household trooped in and took over the casket. They eliminated its cowl to see the physique of the officer killed in a terrorist assault in Srinagar yesterday.

Wailing ladies, overcome with grief, have been seen hitting themselves and hugging the casket. Just a few even fainted. Amid loud cries and chaos, the police had a tricky time eradicating the mourners and finishing the ceremony.

The acute anguish was rooted within the tragedies the household needed to undergo and the circumstances of the killing of two relations – father and son.

Two years in the past, the fallen officer’s son, Aaqib Mushtaq, an engineering graduate, was killed in a controversial encounter in Kulgam. Police termed him a “terrorist affiliate”. After the household contested the declare, the police promised an investigation, however the final result was by no means made public.

One other son of the fallen officer is a military engineer. The household couldn’t imagine that their son might be a terrorist.