Sopore killings: CM Mufti Sayeed meets top security officials

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2015 22:34 IST

While separatists-backed shutdown over mysterious killings in the Valley crippled life, chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday chaired Unified Headquarters meeting to take stock of security situation in the state where six people were killed by unknown gunmen in three weeks.

The chief minister, an official spokesman said, expressed concern over targeted killings of civilians in Sopore, 55 km away from Srinagar.

The spokesman said Sayeed emphasised upon "taking all out measures to avoid recurrence of such incidents in the future."

The security agencies, the spokesman said, assured that "all out efforts will be made to apprehend those who are responsible for these dastardly acts".

"Take all measures to see that an environment of peace and tranquility is maintained to help the people who are trying hard to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the devastating floods of 2014," Sayeed told the top officials of different security agencies.

Security scenario along the Line of Control and International Border was reviewed too. "The arrangements for smooth conduct of ensuing Amarnath Yatra were discussed," said the spokesman.

Meanwhile, Sopore area in Baramulla district continued to remain on the edge following a killing spree, which left six dead since May 25.

A complete shutdown was observed in the Valley. Most offices, educational institutions, business centres remained closed. Traffic also remained off the roads. A joint call of protest was issued by moderate and hardline Hurriyat faction and separatist JKLF.

Meanwhile, a delegation of opposition National Conference, headed by Ali Mohammad Sagar, met governor NN Vohra at Raj Bhavan to deliberate over the law and order situation.

Sources said the delegation conveyed to the governor its serious concerns over the prevailing law and order situation in the Valley, particularly in north Kashmir.

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