2 Cops Suspended Over Sopore ‘Custodial Killing’

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday suspended two cops in connection with the alleged custodial killing of a youth in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

On Wednesday last, protests broke out at Sidiq-Colony area of Sopore after news spread that a youth Irfan Ahmad Dar, arrested by police a day earlier, has been found dead under mysterious circumstances.

While the family charged police of killing the youth in custody, the latter claimed that Dar was an OGW and his body was recovered near Stone Quarry of Tujjar-Sharief, hours after he escaped from the police taking cover of darkness and terrain during a search operation. The alleged custodial killing prompted the district administration to order a magisterial inquiry.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, local news agency GNS quoting sources reported that police has suspended two cops who were escorting Dar at the time of incident.

The sources, however declined to comment further, saying investigation is still underway, GNS reported.

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