In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the ‘custodial’ killing of a youth in Shopian district and demanded an impartial probe into the incident.
The youth Imran Bashir Ganai was arrested by Indian police and troops during a cordon and search operation on Tuesday after a grenade blast in which two Indian laborers were killed in Hermain area of the district. The troops then took him to Nowgam area of the district and killed him in a fake encounter.
Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet today said, “Using dubious nomenclature – hybrid militant & chance encounters to justify civilian killings has become the norm in Kashmir. Imran Ganai arrested by the police & then killed in their custody allegedly by another militant defies logic & deserves a thorough investigation.”—KMS