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Human rights violations will not be tolerated: Azad

Ghulam Nabi Azad says that though the government stood rock like behind security forces, but their wrong doings will not be tolerated, reports Arun Joshi.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 20:46 IST
Arun Joshi

Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said that though the government "stood rock like behind security forces, but their wrong doings will not be tolerated."

Making a suo motto statement in the state legislative assembly in the light of the surfacing of the custodial killings in Kashmir, Azad said that this government would "punish all those found guilty" in the crime.

He said that DIG, Kashmir, Farooq Ahmad has been entrusted inquiry and four cases are under investigation; three related to Ganderbal and one to Pattan.

Azad had promised a statement in the House after the incidents of custodial killings surfaced in media.

The government, he said, has already attached SSP Ganderbal H R Parihar and Dy SP (operations) Bhadhur Ram and arrested two ASI Farooq Ahmad Gudoo and Selection Grade Constable Farooq Ahmad Padder.

Chief Minister gave out details of the incident of Abdul Rehman Padder, a labourer from Larnoo, Kokkernag of south Kashmir district of Anantnag, that how his missing report had led the police to uncover the whole incident.

" Human rights violations will not be tolerated," Azad said. "Let it be clear to one and all that the security forces would be dealt with severely for such crimes, if found guilty. "We are committed to zero-tolerance toward human rights violations."

Azad said that apart from the case of Abdul Rehman Padder, there were three other cases that have been referred for investigations.

He promised a thorough and transparent investigation in all these cases.

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First Published: Jan 29, 2007 20:46 IST