Exemplary Punishment To HR Violators In J&K
20 September 2003
The Times of India
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday assured a probe into the alleged excesses by security forces at Laamtral in Pulwama district. Talking to a deputation from the village, who met him on Saturday to apprise him about the incident and seek appropriate action against the erring security personnel. The chief minister told them that on-the-spot investigation would be conducted and action would be taken against the guilty. He directed the deputy commissioner of Pulwama, to visit the spot and take appropriate measures. Later, the chief minister asked the director general of Police, Gopal Sharma, to immediately take stock of the situation and ensure that the residents of the village were not put to any inconvenience. Regarding the Tujjar Sharief incident of Sopore, the chief minister asked the Lietenant of 15 Corps, General Nirbhay Sharma, to take action against the guilty personnel. He said human rights violators should get exemplary punishment to send a right signal that such violations would not be countenanced. Sharma assured the chief minister that action would be taken against the official, as it was also in the interest of the army. He informed him that army would adopt the family of the killed person.