Palhalan Killing: Inquiry officer visits bereaved family

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Pattan Hameeda Begum who has been appointed as inquiry officer to probe the killing of Palhalan youth Frooq Ahmed Bhat Wednesdayvistited the bereaved family and asked people there to come forward to record their statements. She was accompanied by Tehsildar Pattan Qaumuddin and Niab Tehsildar Ghulam Hassan.

SDM Pattan told CNS that she has shot a letter to SDPO Pattan asking him to provide the names along with belt numbers of all those cops who were present on spot when the killing occurred. She said that most of the people requested to her to provide ex-gratia relief to the bereaved family while some others informed her that that they are ready to record their statements.

“I had gone their to express solidarity with the bereaved family. People there informed me that I was the only inquiry officer to visit any bereaved family. Some youth approached me and informed me that the cop who fired on Farooq was wearing a blue hamlet,” she said adding that she will probe the incident in a best possible manner so that gulity could be booked and sentenced.

SDM Pattan added that she has informed the people to come forward to record their statements. “I will complete the inquiry within a week and will submit my report to DC Baramulla,” she said adding that nobody is above law and offender has to face the music.

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