Fearing back lash from polling staff in the wake of killing of a school teacher on election duty in Shopian district on Thursday Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has urged the Election Commission of India to reassure elaborate security to them and plug the gaps, if any.
Reacting to the news of suspected militant attack on a polling party in Shopian Omar tweeted, “I hope the Election Commission will move swiftly to reassure all polling staff & at the same time redirect forces to plug any gaps”.
Offering condolences to the members of the deceased family Omar wrote on the micro blogging site, “My condolences to the family of the deceased polling officer Zia-ul-Haq Wani. I can’t condemn strongly enough this dastardly attack .
The deceased was a 37 year old teacher in a government primary school in Shopian whose only crime was that he was doing his job”,Omar wrote on the social networking site sharing his pain.
Showing concern for other members of the polling party Omar prayed for the early recovery of all those injured in the attack.
“At the same time my prayers go out to those security personnel & officials injured in this attack. May they make a complete recovery”