Tear gas shelling on Kashmiri Pandit protesters, probe ordered
J&K Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday ordered a probe into the tear gas shelling incident on protesting Kashmiri Pandits on May 13. Police had used tear gas against Kashmir Kashmiri Pandits, who were protesting peacefully against the killing of a government employee, Rahul Bhat, by terrorists inside the government office.
Administrative sources said, “Strict action will be taken against officials involved in the action.”
Manoj Sinha said, “Rahul Bhat’s killing is a targeted one. SIT to probe it from all angles along with probing the use of force to disperse Kashmiri migrant protestors in aftermath of the incident. 2 foreign militants were killed. Directions were given to administration to not use force anywhere.”
The government decided to give a job to Bhat’s widow and financial assistance to the family.
In addition to the formation of an SIT to probe Bhat’s murder, the station house officer (SHO) of Chadoora police station was removed.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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