Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday rejected the opposition PDP's demand for resignation of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah over the death of a ruling NC worker allegedly in police custody, saying a judicial probe has already been ordered.

The state government's response came even as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) decided to move an adjournment motion in the Legislative assembly on Monday to discuss the situation arising out of the mysterious death of the worker.

The decision to move an adjournment motion was taken at a meeting of the PDP legislature party here, PDP sources said.

Omar on his part refused to comment on the matter saying a judicial probe had been ordered into the incident.

"No, I won't be commenting or tweeting about a matter that has been referred to a judicial inquiry regardless of the sensationalism," Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Syed Mohammad Yousuf, an NC worker from south Kashmir's Anantnag district, died allegedly in police custody after two fellow party workers had accused him of taking Rs 1.18 crore from them for getting them berths in the Legislative Council.

Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather told reporters there was no need for Omar to resign as a judicial inquiry has been ordered to probe the circumstances leading to Yousuf's death.

"One cannot ask for resignation after every allegation," he said.

Rather was responding to the demand of PDP calling for resignation of Omar, Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah over the incident.

Rather said action under law will be taken if anyone is responsible for the death of Yousuf.

"I want to assure the people that if anyone is responsible for the death, action will be taken under law whoever he might be," he added.

The Minister appealed to the opposition not to politicise the matter as the state government has already requested services of a sitting high court judge for conducting a juicial inquiry and finding the truth.

"The intention of the government to find the truth was evident from the fact that we did not waste any time in requested the services of a sitting High Court judge."

Rather said the Chief Minister should be appreciated for prompt action in the case as his name was being dragged into a corruption case.

No need for Omar to resign: Minister

The Jammu and Kashmir government said there was no need for Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to resign as a judicial inquiry had already been ordered into the death of a National Conference worker allegedly in police custody.

"One cannot ask for resignation after every allegation," Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather told reporters here.

Rather was responding to the demand of Opposition PDP calling for resignation of Omar, Minister of State for Home Nasir Aslam Wani and Union Minister Farooq Abdullah following the death of NC worker Syed Mohammad Yousuf.

The Minister appealed to the Opposition not to politicize the issue as the state government had already ordered a probe by a sitting High Court judge.

(Agencies)