Mufti orders time bound inquiry into Sopore killings

Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed has ordered time-bound inquiry into Sopore killings. A meeting in this regard is to be convened this Wednesday in Unified Headquarters, as per sources.

So far, four former militants or active supporters of the separatist movement have been killed in Sopore town during the last six days. The latest was Aijaz Ahmad Reshi, a former militant belonging to Harkat-ul-Mujahideen group, who was killed on Monday in Mundji locality of Sopore.

It all started last month when a lesser known guerrilla group calling itself ‘Lashkar-e-Islam’ claimed responsibility for attacks on people owning cell phone tower land and those associated directly with the mobile phone operations in Sopore town.

Three people were killed and four others were injured in the attacks against people connected with mobile phone operations in north Kashmir last month.

Lashkar-e-Islami had threatened people and companies of dire consequences if they did not stop cell phone operations in the Valley.