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HC directs police to complete probe into Doodhipora killing

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state police to complete probe into the killing of four youth at Doodhipora in North Kashmir's Kupwara district. The four teenage boys were allegedly killed by the 33 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) personnel on February 22, 2006.

india Updated: Mar 14, 2015 18:42 IST
HT Correspondent

Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the state police to complete probe into the killing of four youth at Doodhipora in North Kashmir's Kupwara district.

The four teenage boys were allegedly killed by the 33 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) personnel on February 22, 2006.

"Hearing a petition by the victims' families, a bench of Justice Bansi Lal Bhat passed the orders following perusal of the status report filed by the police," Parvez Imroz, counsel for petitioners, told media.

"In the latest report, the investigating officer confirmed the role of main accused in the killings,'' he added.

On September 22, 2006, the state government ordered an inquiry into the killing of four teenage boys by troops at Doodhipora and appointed Mr Naqashbandi as the inquiry officer to probe the causes and circumstances that led to the firing by 33 RR personnel who mistook the boys, playing cricket, as militants and killed them. The incident had sparked off massive protests and violence in the Valley. The army later admitted and regretted the incident and also offered compensation to the families of the victims.