New Delhi: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over and declared that the personnel involved in the incident would be handed exemplary punishment.
An official spokesman quoted her as saying that she has already taken up the matter with the army.
The CM talked to the GOC-in-C, Northern Command, Lt Gen DS Hooda, who informed her that the army has already ordered an inquiry into the incident and tangible action will be taken once the probe is completed.
Regarding the demand of the locals for shifting of the bunker from the area, the army commander assured her the demand will be looked into.
The CM said such tragic incidents have a huge negative impact on the efforts of the state government and the political leadership aimed at consolidating the peace efforts in the state.
Mehbooba Mufti said the security forces must exercise maximum restraint and adhere to the Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) while dealing with the public protests as incidents of innocent killings cannot be tolerated.
The Chief Minister also expressed solidarity with the families of the two youth.