Omar assures swift action in Bomai, Pulwama killings

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Srinagar, Mar 21 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has assured the people of the state that swift action will be taken against the troops guilty of killings in Bomai and Pulwama.

"Strict action would be taken against the army soldiers - one Junior Commissioned Officer, two soldiers in relation to what happened in Bomai. Investigations are in progress regarding Pulwama killings. Four officials were suspended immediately and action is being taken against them. I hope that once the inquiry is over, strict action would be taken against them and they would be punished," said Abdullah on Friday.

In Pulwama, the incident took place on Wednesday evening where the CRPF men mistook the identity of a 32-year-old carpenter and shot him at his residence.

This case of carelessness on the part of the police force has angered the residents, who staged massive protests on the streets.

Malik's family has alleged that para military personnel entered his house on noticing movement in the upper storey.

However, CRPF spokesman P Tripathy said a platoon of CRPF went to the village after receiving information that two militants were hiding there.

Meanwhile, Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda informed that a murder case has been registered against a CRPF official whose custody has been sought by the police from his unit.

In February, Indian army soldiers allegedly fired at a vehicle at Bomai village in Kashmir killing two villagers.

A probe set up by the State Government has blamed the soldiers for the deaths. The incident triggered massive protests and the army is conducting an inquiry into the matter. (ANI)

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