Security personnel of slain BJP leader Wasim Bari being detained for ‘negligence’

Security personnel of former Bandipora BJP president Wasim Bari who was shot dead by terrorists on Wednesday are being detained for “negligence” under the police act, Jammu and Kashmir Police said.

The police said 10 policemen were deployed for his security but none was kept along by him at the time of incident. A case is also being registered in this regard.

“Pertinently the deceased was a protected person and 10 policemen were deployed for his security but none was kept along by him at the time of incident. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law,” read a police release.

“Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime besides why he was without any security at the time of incident. The men deployed for his security are being detained for negligence under police act,” it said.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, at about 8:45 pm on Wednesday, terrorists fired indiscriminately upon Bari and his family members outside their shops/residence in Muslimabad area of Bandipora. Bari along with his father Bashir Ahmad and brother Umer Bashir were killed in the attack.