Govt orders probe into killing of 3 persons in army firing

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the killing of three persons including two women in army firing at Qazigund in Anantnag district on Monday and asked the inquiry officer to submit his report with 15 days.
Govt orders probe into killing of 3 persons in army firing
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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered a magisterial probe into the killing of three persons including two women in army firing at Qazigund in Anantnag district on Monday and asked the inquiry officer to submit his report with 15 days.

Army has already ordered an inquiry into the incident.

District Development Commissioner, Kulgam ordered the magisterial inquiry into the killing of Showkat Ahmad Itoo, Seda Begum and Nelofar in a firing incident at Churat near Qazigund, 80 km from here on Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Monday.

According to a government notification, Additional District Magistrate Ghulam Hassan Sheikh has been appointed as the inquiry officer.

"He (Sheikh) will hold the inquiry into the circumstances which led to the incident and submit the report within 15 days," the notification read.

This is the first instance when the government ordered a probe into any incident which led to the killing of protesters anywhere in the valley in the past 13 days.

On July 19, a local court here has also directed the police to register a case against its officer accused of acting "beyond the powers" in connection with the killing of a youth in Tengpora area of Srinagar on July 10. 

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