Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday evening spoke to Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman and expressed anguish over the killing of two civilians by the army in Shopian.
According to the government statement, the Chief Minister said every civilian killing, notwithstanding how erroneously made, impairs the political process in the state which has been put on track after hard work by all political parties.
The statement added the defence minister assured the Chief Minister that she would seek a detailed report in this regard and would impress upon the field formations that mechanisms put in place are strictly adhered to so that such incidents do not recur in future.
Earlier, the Chief Minister directed the district administration to conduct a probe into the incident and come up with findings at the earliest.
Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families, an official statement said.