Govt orders magisterial probe into Ramban incident

PRINCE JEHANGIR. Dated: 8/7/2018 4:59:37 AM

BANIHAL, Aug 6: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the killing of cattle trader allegedly in army firing in Kholi area under jurisdiction of Dhrumkund police station in Ramban district.
The Deputy Commissioner Ramban Shoukat Ajaz Bhat confirmed that a magisterial inquiry was ordered into the incident in which troops of 58 RR Jowhrian Company indiscriminately fired upon two local youth of Kholi village under jurisdiction of Dhrumkund police station.
Deputy Commissioner Ramban said that SDM Gool would conduct the inquiry and submit the report to his office within a given time frame.
Bhat further said that a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs was announced for the family of the deceased.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Gool Mohammed Amin told KTNS that around 4 AM on Sunday two local youth namely Rafiq Gujjar and Shakeel Ahmed, both cattle traders, were leaving their village Kholi to earn their livelihood, suddenly a column of 58 RR started indiscriminate firing on both youth resulting in the death of Rafiq Gujjar on spot and injuring another youth Shakeel Ahmed, presently under treatment in Government Medical College hospital, Jammu.
Deputy Commissioner Ramban said the injured person Shakeel Ahmad admitted at GMC Jammu was stable now.
A case under FIR number 38/18 under section 302, 307 (Attempt to murder) was also registered against the 58 RR army unit at Dharamkund police station in Subdivision Gool.



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