Chattergam Killings: 16 Army Personnel ‘Attached’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Army on Wednesday “attached” a column of 16 personnel including an officer belonging to 53 Rashtriya Rifles following the killings of two youths, Merajuddin Dar and Faisal Yousuf,  in Chattergam on Monday.

Sources said that the entire 53 Rashtriya Rifle Column, comprising 16 soldiers including an officer, were shifted to Sector Headquarters of RR.

“The court of inquiry into the incident is being conducted by Deputy Commander of the Sector,” they said, adding that the army men have been put to “sustained questioning.”

“The questioning will reveal the circumstances about the firing that led to killing of two youth and critical injuries to two others,” they said.

The unit (53 RR) belongs to 12 Sector of Victor Force and inquiry is being conducted by a different Sector and officer.

Meanwhile, Army said the condition of two injured persons, Zahid and Shakir Ahmed Bhat, who are undergoing treatment at 92 Base Hospital after the firing incident and operated upon, is stable.

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