Kupwara youth's killing: Police registers FIR, administration orders magisterial probe

The police registered an FIR and the Kupwara administration ordered a magisterial probe after a 20-year-old youth was killed in the Army firing at Trehgam area.

Published: 12th July 2018 11:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th July 2018 11:33 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

SRINAGAR:  The police registered an FIR and the Kupwara administration ordered a magisterial probe after a 20-year-old youth was killed in the Army firing at Trehgam area.

Deputy Commissioner Khalid Jehangir ordered inquiry into the killing of Khalid Gafar in the Army firing. Khalid was killed and another youth injured after soldiers opened fire on a mob at Trehgam village of Kupwara following stone pelting on Wednesday.

The DC appointed the Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara as inquiry officer, and asked him to submit a detailed inquiry report within a month.

The Kupwara district observed complete shutdown and authorities imposed restrictions in Trehgam and other sensitive areas to maintain law and order and foil protests.

Meanwhile, police has registered an FIR under Section 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (guilty of offence committed on prosecution of common object), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 307 (attempt to murder), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of RPC. "It has been brought on record," Kupwara SP Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar said.

DIG, North Kashmir, Sunil Gupta said the FIR was registered after the police came to know about the incident. "Definitely the facts of the incident are mentioned in the FIR. The copy of FIR has also been shown to victim family and they are satisfied with it," he said.

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