Kangan (Ganderbal): Life returned to normal in Kangan area of Ganderbal district on Sunday after five days of restrictions and a complete shutdown against the killing of a local youth in police action on Monday.
Shops and business establishments opened across the town and both private and public transport plied normally.
A large number of people were seen busy purchasing household items in the markets. There was no major deployment of police and paramilitary troopers in the town.
Locals and family members are demanding a judicial inquiry into what they allege is “cold blooded murder” by a police officer, Gulzar Ahmad Najar. They say that the cop should be hanged in full public view.
Additional District Magistrate Ganderbal, Shahnawaz Bukhari, who has been tasked with a magisterial probe into the youth’s death, has been asked to complete investigation within 20 days. In a notice issued by him to the public, Bukhari has said, “It is to inform witness(es) of the incident, all interested persons, general public having knowledge of the incident through this notice to get their respective statements recorded by or before 12-04-2018 during office hours from 10am to 4pm in my office chamber at Mini Secretariat Ganderbal.”
Two youths were injured in police action during protests in Kangan on Monday. Gowhar Rather, 22, succumbed to his injuries in SKIMS Hospital while Amir Hamid, resident of Chuturgul Kangan, is on ventilator in SKIMS.