Human Shield row: FIR against army major not quashed: IG Kashmir

Human Shield row: FIR against army major not quashed: IG Kashmir

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Muneer Khan Tuesday said that investigation would continue into the use of a civilian as a “human shield” by an army officer during Srinagar by-polls on April 9.
Munir Khan who was on a visit to north Kashmir told reporters that the investigation will be carried on.
“The FIR against the army major has not been quashed.”
Pertinently, army have announced an award for the army major who tied a Kashmiri civilian to a jeep and paraded him for 27 Kms across 20 villages in central part of Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Munir Khan visited north kashmir’s Sopore town and interacted different groups of people.
While addressing civil society members and senior citizens of the town at Police Station Tarzoo he said “people’s cooperation is imperative for successful policing”.
On the occasion IGP Kashmir said that continuous initiatives are being taken to bring all round improvement in the functioning of State Police to serve the people better.
He sought “people’s cooperation in the fight against social evils in order to save future generation and to work for the betterment of the society”.
IGP Khan while interacted with media said that his priority was the youth and their future, and with the help of locals he will be able to put them on the right path.
Answering a question, he said that about 90 militants including foreigners were presently active in north Kashmir. “We are ready to tackle every infiltration bid that will be attempted,” Khan said.

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