Magisterial probe ordered into Baramulla firing incident

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Srinagar, Nov 22 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into today's Baramulla firing incident in which, two people were killed and another was wounded.

An official spokesman said the Additional District Development Commissioner, Baramulla, Mohammad Akbar Mir has been appointed as the inquiry officer.

He said Mr Mir has been directed to conduct the inquiry and furnish the report within a week's time.

A police spokesman, however giving details about the incident, said some people pelted stones on the carcade of a contesting candidate near Khanpora today.

In retaliation, the escort personnel of the candidate opened fire in which, one Manzoor Ahmad Kumar was killed on the spot.

The spokesman said after some time, unruly mob took the dead body in a procession through various localities in the town.

Two people were injured in the firing in the old town, he said adding the firing incident was being looked into. The injured were hospitalised.

One of the injured identified as Tanveer Ahmad Sheikh later died.

He said the area has been cordoned off and search operation was going on.

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