JK Government Orders Probe into Handwara Firing

JK govt ordered Additional District Magistrate probe into firing incident in Handwara that killed three.

Published: 18th April 2016 10:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2016 10:58 PM   |  A+A-

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Police in action against the members of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat who were taking out a protest march against the killing of four persons in Handwara in Srinagar.


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered probe by Additional District Magistrate into the firing incident of April 12 in Handwara in which three civilians were killed.

"District Magistrate, Kupwara has appointed Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Handwara, Peer Muzaffar Ahmad, as inquiry officer to probe the firing incident in Handwara which took place on April 12, 2016," an official spokesman said.

The spokesman said any person acquainted with the facts of the incident and desirous to depose can get statement recorded before the inqruiy officer at Handwara from April 20 to April 30.

Three persons including a woman were killed in firing by security forces on protestors on Tuesday last during violent protests against alleged molestation of a girl in Handwara town of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.

The protests spread to nearby areas, resulting in death of two more persons in security forces action -- one each on Wednesday and Friday.

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