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SC seeks response on judicial probe into Ramban firing

The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir's response on a PIL seeking judicial inquiry into the BSF firing in Ramban district of the state in which four people got killed and several injured.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2013 19:39 IST
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The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir's response on a PIL seeking judicial inquiry into the BSF firing in Ramban district of the state in which four people got killed and several injured.


A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and justice Ranjana Desai issued notices to the Centre, the state government and the DGP.

The PIL has also sought direction to provide security, lodging and medical facilities to Amarnath and Vaishnodevi pilgrims who got stranded due to imposition of the curfew following the firing.

The PIL filed by Sudesh Dogra, political secretary of J&K's National Panthers Party, said four civilians were killed and 44 people, including security personnel, were injured on July 18 when a BSF team opened fire at a mob that had gathered at its camp in Ramban district. The crowd was protesting against the force's manhandling of an imam of the area. Curfew was imposed after the incident due to which a large number of pilgrims got stuck on their way.

It also sought compensation of Rs 50 lakh for the family members of those killed in the firing and Rs 10 lakh for the injured persons.