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SHRC notice to DC, SSP Kupwara

Srinagar, Oct 5: The State Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to Deputy Commissioner and the SSP Kupwara, seeking a response to a petition for investigation by the SHRC’s investigation wing into the killing of a non-local Beacon laborer in alleged army firing on September 30.

SHRC member Abdul Hameed Wani issued notices to Deputy Commissioner and the SSP on the petition filed by chairman international forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo Kupwara. Untoo has prayed for the inquiry by SHRC’s investigation wing into the killing of Beacon official identified as Umesh of Tamil Nadu.

The commission, as per Untoo, has asked for the official report as to how the non-local Beacon official was killed by the Army.

The army has already claimed that the Beacon official was asked to stop repeatedly but he ignored the signals and got killed. Police has already registered a case and taken up the investigations.

Untoo according to GNS stated that it hardly matters whether the slain belonged to Kashmir or outside and 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 too aren’t spared and one can understand how safe the common Kashmiri here is,” he said.