J&K orders judicial inquiry into Sopore killings
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:03
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government Saturday ordered a judicial inquiry into the killings of two civilians allegedly by CRPF personnel in Sopore in North Kashmir and directed it to submit a report within a month.

The decision to set up the one-man commission of state Human Rights Commission chairman Justice (retd) Syed Bashir-ud-din was taken by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after a meeting with his Cabinet ministers.

Justice Bashir-ud-din has been asked to complete his probe within a period of 30 days. It will inquire into all the incidents that took place yesterday after the death of local Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Qayyum Najjar.

An official notification said the Commission shall enquire into the causes of death of Shakeel Ahmad Ganai and Firdous Ahmad Khan in firing at Krankshivan Sopore, determine the persons responsible for the said deaths and fix responsibility for use of excessive force, if any.


First Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 21:03

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