Naidkhai killing: Probe completed, submitted to DC Bandipora

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The investigations ordered into the killing of a 17-year-old youth during a police firing at Naidkhai Sumbal in March this year have been completed last week and a detailed report has been submitted to the government.

According to sources the magisterial probe ordered by the district administration of Bandipora on March 21this year was submitted with the detailed account of the eye witnesses over the firing incident in which a 17-year-old Fahat Dar was killed and others injured.

“We completed the inquiry last week and have submitted the findings to the government through divisional commissioner Kashmir,” said DC Bandipora Shah Faisal. He however maintained that the report is a secret document and its contents cannot be revealed. The Bandipora police had earlier appealed people who have information on March 14 Naidkhai police firing in which a youth was killed and three others wounded, to get their statements recorded.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) N A Baba was appointed as the inquiry magistrate to conduct investigation into the firing incident following massive protests at several places in the north Kashmir. Authorities, however, imposed curfew restrictions in most areas in the north Kashmir for four days after the incident. The district authorities had stated that those with any knowledge about the incident and are willing to get their statements recorded shall approach him at his Tehsil Office Sumbal on March 24, 25, 28 and 29, 2014 during office hours.

However, the separatist organizations rejected the magisterial probe while opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Awami Itehand Party (AIP) wanted to know what had happened to other investigations ordered by the government in similar killings in the valley.

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