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Govt initiates inquiry into use of force against shopkeeper in North Kashmir’s Bandipora  – Global Kashmir

Srinagar: The government on Friday initiated an inquiry into the use of force on a shopkeeper by forces yesterday in Sumbal area of  north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

As per reports District Magistrate Bandipora, Khursheed Ahmad Sanai has been appointed Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Sumbal, Syed Naseer Ahmad as Inquiry Officer to examine the circumstances which led to the injury of Abdul Rashid Wani s/o Ali Mohammed Wani resident of Sumbal, Inderkoot in a protest incident at Sumbal on May10, 2018.

“The Inquiry Officer shall submit his report to the District Magistrate, Bandipora within a period of 15 days,” he said.

Meanwhile, Rashid has been provided financial assistance from Red Cross.

Earlier, the Bazaar Committee, Sumbal held a protest against the use of force on shopkeepers and vendors by forces and were demanding an enquiry of the incident.
On Thursday, forces fired pellets on a shopkeeper Abdul Rasheed Wani (50) of Sumbal which resulted in severe damage to his eye, besides injuries in the face.

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