Senior BSF commander arrested for 16-year-old Kashmiri boy's murder

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Srinagar, Mar.4 (ANI): A senior Border Security Force (BSF) officer R.K.Birdi, has been arrested for giving the order to fire and kill a 16-year-old boy in Srinagar.

Zahid Farooq was shot dead a month ago as he and his friends jeered at a Border Security Force convoy passing by.

BSF constable Lakhvinder Kumar was arrested for killing Zahid. But the Union Home Ministry and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wanted a detailed investigation into what many, including Zahid's family, alleged -that the constable acted on the orders of Birdi.

A Special Investigating Team is questioning him. State police has said that it has got enough proof of Birdi's involvement. Testimony from eyewitnesses and forensic reports allegedly indict him.

He will be the highest-ranking security forces officer to be arrested for killing an innocent civilian in Kashmir. (ANI)

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