Uri firing: Statements to be recorded from Jan 9

The magisterial inquiry into the killing of a youth in CISF firing at Uri will begin recording the statements of witnesses from January 9.

Last Updated: Jan 08, 2012, 14:56 PM IST

Srinagar: The magisterial inquiry ordered
by Jammu and Kashmir government into the killing of a youth in
CISF firing at Uri on January 2 will begin recording the
statements of witnesses from tomorrow, official sources said.

The enquiry officer will be available to record
statement of witnesses till January 15 in the incident related
to killing of Atlaf Ahmad Sood, a 12 standard student, in CISF
firing at Boniyar in Uri town of Baramulla district, the
sources said.

The preliminary police investigations into the
incident has indicated that the CISF personnel had opened
firing on the people, who were protesting against lack of
electricity supply, without any provocation.

However, the CISF probe report, a copy of which was
submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs, has said that its
personnel has followed the standard operating procedure while
dealing with the mob on January 2.

The sources said that the enquiry officer was to
record the statement from Friday but could not do so as the
Uri town and adjoining areas had observed shutdown for four
consecutive days in protest against the killing.

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall for the last two days kept
the people indoors in most areas.
The enquiry officer has asked the people, having any
information regarding the firing incident, to visit the office
of Deputy Commissioner Baramulla for recording their
statements.

PTI