DGP blames separatists for 'provoking' youth

DGP blames separatists for 'provoking' youth

“Loss of any life is unfortunate. I regret the loss of innocent life of Palhalan youth.

Claiming that separatist leaders provoke innocent youth for stone-pelting, Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar Tuesday regretted the killing of a youth in Palhalan by government forces yesterday.

He said police has lodged FIR in the case and “whosoever is found guilty will be punished.”

Talking to local news agency Kashmir News Service (KNS), the DGP said: “Loss of any life is unfortunate. I regret the loss of innocent life of Palhalan youth. Police is ready to do whatever is possible for the slain youth’s family. I have ordered a police investigation into the killing and directed the investigating authorities to submit a report as soon as possible,” he said. KNS