Lieutenant Governor (LG), Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu on Tuesday warned that the miscreants who attempted to torch a shrine in south Kashmir’s Tral will be brought to justice while maintaining that the act was carried out to raise passions among the locals.
Condemning the cowardly act, Lieutenant Governor has conveyed that such acts as are designed to arouse passion among the people and hurt their sentiments will not be tolerated, said a government spokesman.
Murmu said that perpetrators of this heinous act will not be spared and shall be brought to Justice. “Lieutenant Governor has appealed to the people to maintain peace and calm and not get swayed by any rumor mongering or by any inimical element,” said the spokesman.
The LG has directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to strengthen the security of shrines across J&K. He also directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to take immediate measures at Government expenses so as to restore the shrine to its original pristine position.
A police spokesman sad that miscreants attempted to desecrate the local shrine of Mir Syed Mohd Hamdani (RA) at Kousarbal Tral around 11:20 PM last night, which resulted in damage to a portion of the mosque meant for offering prayers by the women folk.
“The damage was immediately controlled by locals and Fire & emergency services. Police has taken the cognizance of the act under relevant sections of the law and investigation is on to nab the culprits behind the miscreant act,” he said.