Sumbal killings: Statements of 7 more persons recorded

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, July 4: Continuing with its investigations into the Sumbal killings, police have recorded statements of seven more people and asked Army to furnish the nominal role and list of civilian vehicles used during the operation in Markund village on Sunday.
 Giving the details, a top police official said the statements were recorded in Police Station Sumbal.  “The people who recorded their statements included some of the relatives of the victim,” the official said, adding that the investigations are being carried out by Station House Officer (SHO) Sumbal and is being supervised by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bandipora.
 The official said the people who recorded their statements were the residents of Markund village and the neighbors of deceased Irfan. “They were asked to record everything they know about the incident. They deposed frankly before the investigators,” the official said.
 The official said a driver Manzoor Ahmad has also been arrested in the first FIR (No 115) related to the cordon of Markund village and subsequent killing of Irfan.  “He has been questioned and is undergoing sustained questioning,” the official said.
 The police official said investigators have sought details from Army about the operation.  “Investigations can’t be completed without the Army cooperation,” the official said.
 He said investigators have sought registration documents of civilian vehicles used during the operation. “They have also been asked to furnish the nominal role of soldiers who carried out the operation,” the official said.
 The police official said killing of Tariq Ahmad is “related to law and order situation that is being investigated separately.”

Lastupdate on : Thu, 4 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 4 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 5 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST




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