Srinagar, December 5
Rejecting police investigation into killing of a former sarpanch and a government employee allegedly in fake encounter in south Kashmir, Congress today demanded a probe by a sitting High Court Judge.
Ex-sarpanch Sajjad Ahmad Malik was killed in Anantnag on December 1 while a fisheries department employee Assadullah Kumar was shot dead in Kulgam district on December 3.
Conflicting reports were received about both the incidents as police claimed that Malik was killed in an encounter by the Army after he decamped with a rifle from a police station where he was detained and Kumar died in an encounter between security forces and militants.
Reacting to the probe ordered into the killing of Assadullah and Kumar, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief G A Mir today rejected the police probe and reiterated his demand of time-bound probe by a sitting high court judge in order to ascertain the reality behind these killings.
The Party believes that the probe by Sitting High Court judge can only satisfy the people of Dooru or Devsar, he said.
He reiterated that the time-bound probe into these killing should be ordered by a sitting High Court Judge to ascertain the reality behind these unfortunate incidents of killings.
He said that probe by the police department will not satisfy the people of Dooru or Devsar, so Congress Party reiterates its demand for a probe by none other than the sitting High Court Judge into these incident of killings in South Kashmir.
Mir expressed serious concern over the innocent killings and urged the Government to identify the culprits.