Police orders departmental inquiry headed by DIG CKR into Kangan youth’s killing



Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday ordered a departmental enquiry besides a “regular criminal investigation” into the killing of Kangan youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather.

“In a law and order incident at Kangan, on April 2, 2018, one person namely Gowhar Ahmed Rather s/o Ab Rehman Rather was injured who was subsequently admitted at SKIMS Soura. Today, he succumbed to his injury,” said a police spokesman, in a statement.

He said a departmental enquiry has been ordered and entrusted to DIG CKR, besides regular criminal investigation, to ascertain the sequence of events and actions related to the incident.

Separately, a magisterial enquiry has been ordered by the DC Ganderbal into the matter as well.

The spokesman said that two civilians and a dozen forces’ personnel were injured in clashes today in Kangan.

Both the civilians admitted in Srinagar hospitals are stated to be stable as per hospital authorities, the spokesman added.


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