High level inquiry ordered into weapon snatching incident in south Kashmir's Tral

Probe panel to be headed by senior officer, report to be submitted within 15 days.
High level inquiry ordered into weapon snatching incident in south Kashmir's Tral
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Srinagar, June 3: Police has ordered a high level inquiry to find out possible security lapse and "dereliction of duty" by a police constable at Police Complex Tral in south Kashmir that led to weapon snatching and subsequent killing of a Hizbul Mujahideen militant.

Mohammad Amin Malik, who police said was an active Hizb militant snatched the rifle of a constable during questioning at SOG camp Tral and was subsequently killed in a gunfight with security forces. Police said he turned down repeated pleas by his family and also the forces to surrender before he was killed.

News agency KNO quoting a police officer reported a high level inquiry has been ordered to find out how Amin managed to snatch weapon and open fire at police personnel.

A policeman injured in the firing is undergoing treatment at a hospital.

“The injured policeman will also be quizzed as to how Malik snatched riffle from him,” the officer said.

He said that the inquiry team will be headed by a senior officer that would look into how Amin managed to snatch the weapon of police constable Amjad Khan.

The inquiry, the officer said, will be completed within 15 days and "guilty will be brought to book".

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