Unjustified killings in Kashmir intolerable : Indian Army

12:28 PM | 20 Aug, 2016
Unjustified killings in Kashmir intolerable : Indian Army
SRINAGAR (Web Desk/AP) - Amid a period of violence and turmoil in Indian occupied Kashmir, the Indian Army admitted its mistake and said that actions by its soldiers like the one in which a lecturer was killed will not be tolerated.

"These raids were not sanctioned in the first place. It is unjustified. Nobody can support it and it will not be tolerated," Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda told reporters.

He maintained that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident that took place during the intervening night of August 17 and 18 in Khrew area of Pulwama district.

Shabir Ahmad Monga, a lecturer, was killed and 18 others sustained injuries when they were thrashed by army personnel who were conducting nocturnal raids to arrest stone pelters in the area.

The villagers said army soldiers and counter-insurgency police officers raided Khrew village late Wednesday and took Shabir Ahmed and around 30 other people into custody.

They handed over Ahmed’s body to his family early Thursday, the villagers said, speaking on condition of anonymity.