Srinagar: The counsel for the family of deceased National Conference worker Syed Mohammad Yusuf on Wednesday visited Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's residence in Srinagar.
Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, counsel for the family of Yusuf, who died in police custody last year, visited the camp office inside Omar's residence.
Dar's visit to the Chief Minister's house came after Justice (Retd) H S Bedi, probing the circumstances leading to the death of Yusuf, granted permission to the counsel in this regard.
"I have come to familiarise myself with the location so that I can assist the Commission in reaching the truth," Dar told reporters after the visit.
He will visit headquarters of the IGP Crime Branch on Thursday and the Police Hospital on March 19.
The state government on November 18 had appointed the retired Supreme Court judge as the head of the one-man Commission to probe the death of 61-year-old Yusuf.
Yusuf was handed over to the IGP Crime Branch by the Chief Minister on September 29 last year after he allegedly admitted to taking money from two National Conference workers for getting them favours from the government.
He died a day later.
The Commission was asked to complete its probe within six weeks but due to unavoidable circumstances, including pendency of a petition relating to the matter before the Supreme Court and adverse weather condition, the state government granted a three-month extension on January seven.