Indian Defense minister Antony, orders probe
Srinagar 26 July: Amid protests by thousands of people over killing of a youth in firing in Bandipora district of Kashmir, Army ruled out any inquiry in the matter.
“For us there is nothing to prove… It is clear. Army is a disciplined force and carries out operations with honesty and integrity,” General officer Commanding of the Army’s 15 Corps Lt General Om Prakash told reporters on the sidelines of a function here.
Hilal Ahmad Dar, a resident of Aloosa in Bandipora district, was killed by India Army 27RR stationed in Paribal Aloosa, before arresting him late on Tuesday night, triggering huge protests in the area. There were visible marks of torture and dragging of body of slain youth.
The local residents have said that Dar was killed in custody and was associated with Tableeg Jamaat and working in a cement factory in Srinagar and came 5 days back to home for holy Ramzan Month. Local police also said that they have no record of his involvement in any militant activity, and he was a civilian.
KG-with inputs from PTI