November 2005 News

Probe begins into Gilgit violence

12 November 2005
The Dawn
Our correspondent

Gilgit: The investigation tribunal comprising Northern Areas Chief Court members Sahib Khan and Muzaffar Ali has started to investigate the causes that led to the killing last month in Gilgit in which at least 12 persons including two personnel of the rangers were killed in the gunfight between the security forces and angry mobs on Oct 13. The sources said the tribunal has started functioning formally where witnesses, government officials and general public have been invited to record their statements about the killings. They said that the tribunal would submit its report within four weeks and would frame suggestions about how to forestall such disturbances in future. The sources claimed that a similar tribunal headed by the Northern Areas Chief Court Chairman Raja Jalaluddin was constituted after the fiercest clashes of Jan 8 last but its finding were not made public.


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