Jammu and Kashmir government orders probe into 12 April firing which left three civilians dead

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered probe by Additional District Magistrate into the firing incident of 12 April in Handwara in which three civilians were killed.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"District Magistrate, Kupwara has appointed Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Handwara, Peer Muzaffar Ahmad, as inquiry officer to probe the firing incident in Handwara which took place on 12 April, 2016," an official spokesman said.

The spokesman said any person acquainted with the facts of the incident and desirous to depose can get statement recorded before the inqruiy officer at Handwara from 20 April to 30 April.

Three persons including a woman were killed in firing by security forces on protestors on Tuesday last during violent protests against alleged molestation of a girl in Handwara town of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.

The protests spread to nearby areas, resulting in death of two more persons in security forces action — one each on Wednesday and Friday.

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Updated Date: Apr 18, 2016 20:41:30 IST

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