Mehbooba condemns killing of youth in Budgam

Srinagar: Ruling PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today strongly condemned the killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in security forces firing at Narbal, saying it is a matter of grave concern that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP)
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PTI 18 Apr 2015, 08:15 PM IST

Srinagar: Ruling PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today strongly condemned the killing of teenager Suhail Ahmad Sofi in security forces firing at Narbal, saying it is a matter of grave concern that Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) was not followed while dealing with the protesters.

“Now that FIR has been lodged in the tragic incident, I am sure the investigation would be taken to the logical conclusion and action would be taken against the forces personnel involved in the incident,” Mehbooba said in a statement here.

She said it is a very serious matter that SOP was not followed while dealing with the protesters.

“We expect the command and control of the forces to take note of it and ensure strict adherence to SOP not only during normal situations but during any kind of protests as well,” the PDP president said.

“I am confident that the investigations would be taken to the logical conclusion so that the same acts as a deterrent against such situations in future,” she added.

She expressed confidence that the investigation would not end up as “no action being taken on the matter” as used to happen in the past in such tragic situations.

The youth was killed and two others injured in firing by the CRPF today during protests in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir where a strike has been called by the hardline Hurriyat faction against the killing of two youths in Tral earlier this week.

 

 
 
 

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