PDP demands probe into murder of civilian in Poonch

Last Updated: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 20:17

Jammu: Expressing anguish over the murder of
a youth in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district on Friday,
Opposition People Democratic Party today demanded a thorough
probe into the matter.

"Mohammed Najeem Hussain`s murder in Dharana under
mysterious circumstances on Friday is gruesome. We demand a
thorough probe into the cold blooded murder and want the
guilty to be punished," senior leader of PDP and MLA Mendhar
Sardar Rafiq Hussain Khan said in a statement today.

Najeem (20), a driver, reportedly went to a water
filling point of the Army in Mendhar, but did not return. His
body was later found in the nearby forest at around 2125 hours
on Friday.

The death triggered protests, as locals alleged security
forces of killing him and disposing the body in the forest
area. Later, district administration ordered probe into it.

A case has now been registered against two jawans of
security forces.

Khan said that he has already talked to the
Superintendent of Police Poonch in this regard and the matter
was also brought to the notice of the concerned Army
Commander.

He said that both police and Army officers have assured
that proper investigation would be done and culprits would not
be spared at any cost.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 12, 2010 - 20:17

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