2 troopers booked for murder of Poonch youth


Jammu, Dec 12: Police on Sunday said that it had booked two troopers for their alleged involvement in the murder of a youth in Poonch district.
 "We have registered a murder case against two troopers in connection with the death of a civilian in Mendhar", the Station House Officer (SHO), Mendhar Police Station, Kuldeep Raj told PTI.
 An FIR was registered at Mendhar Police Station under section 302/34 Ranbir Panel Code against a BSF man and an army trooper of Engineering Regiment for their alleged involvement in the murder of 20-year-old Najeem Hussain, of Dharana village in Mendhar, on Friday night.
 The SHO has written to the security forces to hand over the two troopers to police for investigation, but "the duo has not been arrested so far".
 Najeem Hussain, a driver, reportedly went to a water filling point of Army in Mendhar, but did not return. His body was later found in the nearby forest on Friday night.
 The death triggered protests, as locals alleged troopers of killing him and disposing the body in the forest area. Later, district administration ordered probe into it.
 Army’ Jammu based spokesman has said that there was no involvement of any trooper into the incident. He, however had said that the army was cooperating with police in the investigation.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 12 Dec 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
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