IGP Visits Slain Civilian’s Family in HMT Area

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Srinagar- Inspector General of police Kashmir Vijay Kumar along with other senior police officers on Saturday visited the family of a civilian who was killed at Sopore earlier this week.

“I heard their grievances and I cleared all aspects. I also assured them an impartial investigation (into the incident,” said IGP after his visit.

“I also assured family to show CCTV footage if they wish to see the same,” he added.

The civilian, Bashir Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Mohammad Khan of Mustafa Colony HMT Srinagar, was killed in a firing incident near Nowpora crossing Model Town Sopore on July 1.

Police says the civilian was killed in militant firing which also saw killing of a CRPF trooper and injuries to three other paramilitary men.

However, in a video statement that was shared on social media, slain man’s son Suhail Ahmad alleged his father was killed by the CRPF personnel.

Suhail said the CRPF personnel “dragged him from his car and shot him dead”.

Khan, who was a contractor, had taken his grandson from Srinagar to Sopore to oversee the progress of a construction work.

Soon after the video started doing round on social media and “apprehending law and order situation”, IGP Vijay Kumar called a Press Conference.

“When militants started firing in which a CRPF trooper was killed and three others were injured, a civilian vehicle was going from the area. The man left the vehicle in panic and started to runaway for safety by carrying his 3-year-old grandson in his lap. The fire also hit him and he died,” the IGP had said. (GNS)

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