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Magisterial inquiry into killing of Kargil hero in MP

As a row erupted between state Congress leaders and Police over the killing of an ex-soldier and Kargil war hero, Madhya Pradesh government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.



Bhopal: As a row erupted between state
Congress leaders and Police over the killing of an ex-soldier
and Kargil war hero, Madhya Pradesh government has ordered a
magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Inspector General of Police (Chambal range) S K Jha said
today that besides the magisterial inquiry an additional
Superintendent of Police has also been asked to probe the
matter.

Yasmin Khan, wife of the victim and a block level
Congress leader has alleged that her husband, a former armyman
who had fought in the Kargil war, was killed by MP police in a
fake encounter.

"My husband was killed in cold blood by the Bhind police
to get medals and promotions," Yasmin, block unit Congress
chief in Bhind district, said here yesterday.

Amjad, who was shot dead for being a "dacoit", was in the
Army for 10 years and had fought the 1999 Kargil war before
becoming a social worker. He was an active Youth Congress
leader of the district, Yasmin said.

A police team visited their home and told Khan`s family
that they (Amjad and three youths) were being taken for
questioning in some case.

All four were killed in an encounter with police in the
ravines of Bhind district on August 22. Police had claimed
that they were "dacoits", according to Yasmin.

Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Rakesh Singh
Chaturvedi and Congress leader Govind Singh also alleged that
the police team led by SP Chanchal Sekhar killed the party
worker in a staged shootout.

They demanded a CBI probe into the incident.

"There was no criminal record against Amjad. In an
attempt to get medals, the Bhind police hatched a conspiracy
and killed the four persons, including Amjad," Chaturvedi
said.

The Congress leaders demanded registration of a murder
case against the SP and other policemen involved in the
"encounter".

PTI

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