SHRC asks DC, SSP Kupwara to file compliance report into killing of Beacon official in army firing

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Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and SSP Kupwara asking them to file a compliance report into the killing of a Beacon official of Tamil Nadu in Army firing on September 30 at Rangwar Kralpora in the northern Kashmir district.

Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo had prayed for the high-level inquiry into the killing of the Beacon official Umesh.

Taking cognizance of the petition, the SHRC issued separate notices to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and SSP Kupwara as to how the non-local Beacon official was killed in Army ambush.

The petitioner while hailing the stand taken by the SHRC stated that it hardly matters whether the slain belonged to Kashmir or outside, what matters is an innocent was killed.

“I demand a thorough probe into the incident to find out how Umesh was killed. Kashmir is a place where even non-locals aren’t spared and one can understand how safe the common Kashmiri here is,” he said.