SRINAGAR: Former chief minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday condemned the killing of a civilian during an exchange of fire between army personnel and militants in Kupwara district.
The senior National Conference leader said the army’s “uninvestigated” claim that he was killed in crossfire should not be used to brush the incident under the carpet.
Condemning Bhat’s killing, Abdullah termed it as a tragic and inconsolable loss and extended his condolences to the bereaved family.
The former chief minister, who is also the working president of the opposition National Conference, demanded that an FIR registered by the J&K Police be taken to its logical conclusion in a time-bound and transparent manner.
“An uninvestigated claim of a young life lost in ‘cross- firing’ shouldn’t be used to brush the incident under the carpet,” he said.
He took to Twitter to say that ‘killed in cross-firing’ can’t be a justification for Asif Iqbal’s death.
“The FIR registered by the police must be taken to its logical conclusion. Killed in crossfire can’t be a justification for Asif Iqbal s death,” he said.