Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah offered ‘sincere apology’ to the family of Sanaullah Haq, the Pakistani prisoner who died on Thursday.
“Although it’s scant consolation I’d like to offer a sincere apology to the family of Sanaullah Haq & my sympathies for their loss. While the inquiry will fix responsibility for any dereliction of duty the fact that this happening is a matter of great regret,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
He also ‘thanked’ doctors of for their efforts to ‘save Sanaullah’ and wrote, “I’d also like to add a word of thanks to the doctors & staff at GMC Jammu & PGI Chandigarh for their valiant efforts to save Sanaullah.”
Separatist leader and chairman of Hurriyat faction, Syed Ali Shah Geelani while expressing his ‘grief’ paid ‘glorious tributes’ to Sanaullah and appealed to the people to offer ‘funeral prayers in absentia’ at all district headquarters after Friday congregational prayers.
Meanwhile, Omar made a hasty retreat from his own constituency, after protests by National Youth Corp (NYC) volunteers during the inauguration of T20 cricket tournament.