Omar demands impartial probe into killing of civilian in Budgam


Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah on Wednesday demanded an impartial probe into the killing of a civilian in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

“Very unfortunate. The circumstances surrounding this shooting need to be impartially investigated & findings made known. My condolences to the family of the deceased,” Omar Abdullah tweeted.

Earlier a civilian was shot dead by CRPF men near Kawoosa Khalisa village in Narbal area of central Kashmir Budgam.on Wednesday morning.

The deceased was identified as Mehrajudin Shah son of Ghulam Mohammad Shah of Makhama Beerwah Budgam.

“A private vehicle fled from 2 nakas in Narbal Kawoosa upon which CRPF party fired in which one person got injured. (He has been) shifted to hospital,” news agency GNS quoted SSP Budgam Nagpure Amod  as having said, adding, “further details awaited.”

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