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J&K orders judicial inquiry into Sopore killings

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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