Minister for Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Taj Mohiud Din today visited Shopian and took stock of the law and order situation in the district.
The District administration, comprising Deputy Commissioner, Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Superintendent of Police, Mumtaz Ahmad and other officers briefed the Minister about the incidents, the pace of inquiry and the situation arising out in the district.
Pertinently, he is the first minister to visit the district since the events of last week in which four persons were killed.
The Minister reviewed the execution of cabinet decision regarding shifting of CRPF camp from Gagran village and directed the district administration to implement the decision within no time.
The SP Shopian informed the minister that probe into the killings of September 7 is apace. The SP said as regards the identity of fourth youth killed in the incident, the SIM card and SKYPE details of the slain youth will be sent to Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigrah for technical evaluation.
The Minister directed the district administration to work out curfew relaxation mechanism and ensure that people do not suffer any shortage of essential commodities. He asked the district administration to reach out to people and ensure that their difficulties due to curfew are minimised.
Taj appealed people to maintain calm and help government in restoring order in the district. He said government is conscious and concerned about the problems, demands and needs of people and appealed them to come forward and help in maintaining law and order in the district.