SRINAGAR: The state government on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of a youth in firing by paramilitary CRPF troopers at the end of polling for the Srinagar Parliamentary constituency on Wednesday.
According to Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Shailendra Kumar, an enquiry has been ordered to look into the death of Bashir Ahmad Bhat, of Gratabal, Nawa Kadal, Srinagar, “allegedly” during the firing incident at Nawa Kadal, on April 30.
District Magistrate, Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Shah has been appointed as Enquiry Officer who shall submit the report along with recommendations within 15 days, an official handout said Friday.
Police said the 24-year-old youth was killed when “security forces opened fire to chase away stone-pelting protesters after a mob tried to snatch the service rifle of a jawan,” a charge denied by local residents who said that the deceased was shot without any provocation.
The killing of the youth sparked protests in the city, prompting authorities to clamp an indefinite curfew in parts of interior city.