Cop detained over Kangan youth’s killing

A police constable was Wednesday detained and suspended over killing of a youth in Kangan area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Sources said selection grade police constable Gulzar Ahmad was detained after police registered a case into the killing of a 20-year-old youth Gowhar Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rehman Rather of Kangan.
The cop has been placed under suspension, pending departmental inquiry ordered by the Police.

“Gulzar, a selection grade constable, was suspended consequent upon his prima facia involvement in case FIR No. 18/2018 u/s 307 RPC, pending inquiry. The constable has been suspended,” said a police spokesperson.
On April 2 Gowhar suffered serious head injury in police firing in Kangan.
He succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Soura.

After his death, police ordered a departmental inquiry to ascertain the facts of the incident.
“To ascertain the sequence of events and actions related to the incident, a departmental inquiry has been ordered besides regular criminal investigation,” police had said.

A magisterial enquiry has also been ordered into the killing of the youth.
Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal has appointed additional district magistrate Ganderbal, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari as inquiry officer to conduct the magisterial inquiry into the incident.
The inquiry officer has been directed to submit a detailed inquiry report as per the guidelines of Supreme Court and NHRC within 20 days.
Meanwhile, curfew-like restriction remained in force in Kangan for second consecutive to maintain law and order.
Large contingents of police and CRPF men were deployed in Kangan to foil protests.