Govt orders probe in Sopore youth’s killing

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The government has ordered probe in Sopore firing incident which led to the killing of a youth and injury to four others. The divisional commissioner Kashmir Mr Shalinder Kumar said, “We have ordered probe in the incident.”

The divisional commissioner Kashmir informed that the deputy commissioner Baramullah will be heading the probe and has been asked to submit the report within 15 days.

A youth was killed and four others were injured on Monday when security forces allegedly opened fire to disperse a protest rally following an encounter in Sopore town of Baramullah district. A senior police officer had said that group of youth had started pelting stones at security forces, who were returning from Krankshivan Colony of Sopore after accomplishing an counter insurgency operation in which a top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit was killed.

Men in uniform had later allegedly opened fire to disperse the protesting youth, resulting in injuries to five of them, the sources said.

Sources said one of the injured; Arshad Ahmad Shah son of Abdul Aziz Shah Resident of Naseem Bagh succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital. Rest of the four who sustained injuries in the firing have been identified as Naseer Ahmad Beigh son of Ghulam Mohiuddin a resident of Jamia Kadeem, Shahid Ahmad son of Kasim Ahangar a resident of Naseem Bagh, Ilyas Shalla son of Attaullah Shalla resident of Shalpora and Abid Gojri resident of Sopore. The situation in the area is tense as more people have taken to streets in protest against the killing.

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