Civilian killing in Pulwama| None deposes statement before inquiry officer

Nobody has come forward to record statement in connection with killing of a civilian in Pulwama district even as four days have passed since the authorities asked the witnesses to depose their statements before it.
Civilian killing in Pulwama| None deposes statement before inquiry officer
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Nobody has come forward to record statement in connection with killing of a civilian in Pulwama district even as four days have passed since the authorities asked the witnesses to depose their statements before it. 

 Additional Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, who is the inquiry officer of the civilian killing, on August 18 had asked the witnesses to record statements till 28 August.

The civilian, Bilal Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad of Padgampora was allegedly killed by BSF firing near Malangpora on August 11 during protests against the killing of two militants in an encounter at Ratnipora here. 

Massive protests had erupted in the area following the killing of the civilian in which scores of people were injured. 

However the police lodged FIR against the BSF while as the administration started inquiry into the killing.

 "No one has yet come forward to record his or her statement regarding the killing," ADC Pulwama, Shahbaz Mirza told Greater Kashmir.

"I have given notice to every concerned including BSF, police and the civilians to come forward for recording the statement before the inquiry team," he said.

 Meanwhile the family members while expressing their concern over the inquiry are hopeful that the witnesses will appear before the enquiry committee in a couple of days.

While talking to Greater Kashmir, Abdul Ahad Bhat, father of the deceased, said, "I am concerned about the inquiry as inquiries of most of such cases in Kashmir gave no justice or relief to victims or bereaved families. But I have been assured by the administration of full support. The inquiry committee report will reveal all."

"The eye witnesses have told me that they will depose before the committee in a couple of days," he said.

Meanwhile, reports said that police have recorded some statements in the village regarding the incident.

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