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Eight J&K cops involved in firing incident attached with HQ

PTI  Srinagar, July 07, 2010
First Published: 19:51 IST(7/7/2010) | Last Updated: 19:54 IST(7/7/2010)

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday attached eight police personnel, who were allegedly involved in a firing incident in Anantnag that led to the death of three persons, with the police headquarters pending inquiry.

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One inspector, two sub-inspectors and five constables were attached with the Jammu and Kashmir Police headquarters following a preliminary report that they used "excessive force", official sources said here.

The action came a day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visited Anantnag and held consultations with prominent citizens of the town, some of whom complained about the alleged high-handedness of the police personnel.

Anantnag Additional District Magistrate GM Dar is conducting a formal inquiry into the incident.

The Chief Minister told the residents in Anantnag yesterday, "I have received the preliminary inquiry report about the Anantnag incident in which precious human lives have been lost and action will be taken accordingly".

Three persons were killed and two others injured as security personnel allegedly opened fire at a group of stone pelting protesters in Anantnag, 55 kms from here, on June 29.


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