Govt transfers policemen amid Shopian controversy

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Srinagar, Jul 14: Amid the reports of the Judicial probe and the other investigative reports that pointed out at the inadequate action taken by the state police in the Shopian Double Murder case, the government has reportedly transferred about 50 police personnel.

The major reshuffle that was decided in a high level meeting that chaired by chief minister Omar Abdullah also includes transfer of the director general (CID) Ashok Bhan, who has been shifted as DG (prisons).

However, a government spokesperson has describe the transfers as a routine exercise and that this has nothing to do with the Shopian case.

Two women were found dead on May 30. The state's CM, Omar Abdullah who said that the women had died drowning was met with wide spread protests. The people claimed that the women and raped and murdered by security force personnel.

The government ordered probe into the issue and reports found that the women were raped along with disturbing evidence that the police did not do enough. And now the reshuffle is being seen in the context of the case.

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