Handwara Killings Probe: ‘CM’s Commitment would be Tested,’ says NC’s Sagar



A M Sagar

Expressing doubt over the “intentions” of the government in probing the recent Handwara killings, Opposition National Conference Thursday said that the Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti’s credibility was “at stake” as the government was itself in a “contradictory mode” viz-a-viz the incident.

Party’s general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar accused government of ‘scuttling’ the probe process even before it could be taken off.

He told KNS that it was shocking to see various government agencies contradicting with each other on the incident which has put a question mark on the fairness of the probe.

“They are scuttling the probe. Many versions are coming out from different corners. Deputy Commissioner has said that first bullet might have come from crowd. Even the girl and her mother have made many statements which has put the whole process ambiguous.” Sagar said.

He added that NC would wait for the 15 day-time period which Chief Minster has herself set for bringing the culprits to book.

He said that the Chief Minster’s commitment would be tested. “We will see if Chief Minster can fulfil her commitment.”

He, however, was quick to add that his party was not in favour of adding to the worries of people and said that nobody should be allowed to disturb the peace.

“Tourist season has begun. People are already undress stress for many reasons. We don’t want anyone to create an atmosphere where our economy and tourism sector is hit.” said Sagar.

He further added that National Conference was holding an important meeting on 23rd of this month to formulate a strategy on future course of action on many issues.


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