‘Extremely disappointed’ Omar to petition Manmohan

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said he was “extremely disappointed” by the Army’s decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter case and said the matter would be taken up with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when he visits the state early next month for the National Science Congress.
“The Prime Minister will be here to attend the National Science Congress and I will take up the matter with him,” Omar said.
The Chief Minister said the probe was not carried out by the local police and the state government had no role to play in the investigations.
“CBI is an organisation under direct command of the central government and the state has no role,” he added.
Terming the matter as “serious”, he said it cannot be wished away like this.
“Extremely disappointed with the decision of the army and I have asked by Law Secretary to find out the future course of action,” Omar said and added that guilty would not be spared. Omar’s Political Adviser Tanvir Sadiq said that Army’s decision to close the case had “created a lot of mistrust among people and that is why Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed his concern and said that he will look at all possible options to ensure that justice is not only seen but delivered as well.”

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