Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers amid high security at Ziyarat Hazrat Syed Sahib in Sonawar.
Meanwhile, majority police personnel offered prayers at safe places following advice by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, after Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was lynched to death by mob recently outside the historic Jamia masjid. An official spokesman said Chief minister prayed for peace, prosperity and well being of the people on the occasion. After offering her nimaz, Ms Mufti interacted with the people and extended Eid greetings to them.
Later, people in large numbers visited the Chief Minister at her residence and offered their Eid greetings. Thanking visitors, the Chief Minister wished them well and hoped that this Eid brings along limitless joy and happiness to the state and its people. Those who visited the Chief Minister included Ministers, legislators, public representatives, Government functionaries, prominent citizens, political workers and common people.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister visited Dara Shikoh Park at Bijbehara and offered fateha to her father and former Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed. Meanwhile, IGP Munir Ahmad Khan has asked police personnel to offer Eid prayers in mosques within District Police Lines (DPS) in their respective areas and safe zone.