Jammu, Mar 22: Pal of gloom on Thursday gripped the first satellite township of Kashmiri migrants at Jagti after the last rites of a police constable Deepak Thusoo were performed with full honour in Nagrota area here on city outskirts.
Selection Grade Constable Deepak Thusoo was martyred on Wednesday while fighting terrorists in Kupwara district of Kashmir for the pride and integrity of the country.
The body of the martyred cop arrived here while the wreath laying ceremony was held at District Police Lines, Gulshan Ground.
Many officers from police, army, administration and politicians paid floral tributes to the martyr.
The body was later shifted to the native place Jagti Township which was gripped by pal of gloom.
The family members, relatives wailed on his body while the last rites were performed at Nagrota Cremation Ground with full honour.
The martyr cop is survived by wife, two daughters and a mother. As per locals he was the lone bread earner in the family.
Earlier at the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony, National Conference Provincial President Devendra Singh Rana asserted that Jammu and Kashmir is yearning for peace and we all must rise above politics and work together to ensure that peace returns in state.
“The Union Government has to do all -what is required to be ensure to peace in state,” he said adding, “state is yearning for peace, we all…appeal to all to rise above politics and work together to ensure that peace return in J&K.”
Expressing concerns, he said, “Another sad news, these martyrs are sad reminders of state of affairs that exist in J&K. “Terrorism has no place in civilized society”, he said.
“The Union Government must do all what is required to be done to ensure peace returns in state, said the MLA adding, “of course this is not a time for dialogue but yes Delhi has to do all what is required to be ensure to peace in state.”
“Take steps… that are necessary to restore peace and tranquillity in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.
When asked about the Surrender policy, particularly hike upto Rs 6 Lakh to a surrendered militant, he said, “the martyrdom of jawans call for peace in state and we all have to rise above politics and by keeping the politics at a bay, we untidily have to make a strong attempt to restore peace in state”.
“This is not the time to play politics, all must rise above respective political stands and narrative should be – the narrative of peace and all of us together rather pointing finger at each other must get together to ensure that no more martyrs come back in these coffins to home,” he asserted.
“It is a sad day, and I think on a sad day we all must together unite ourselves to fight all forces that are destabilizing the J&K and try to bring normalcy in state,” Mr Rana added.