Army to conduct its own probe in Kashmir youth killing: Army Chief

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 06, 2011 12:50 hrs

Army Chief General V.K. Singh today said that the Army would make an enquiry 'on its own' into the killing of a youth in Kashmir, who was allegedly killed in an army ambush after which a murder case was lodged against the army unit.

"Army is ordering its enquiry 'on its own', although we are quite sure that to what has happened. But never the less to clarify any doubts that may come up, we are doing our own enquiry," General. Singh told reporters during an event on cancer.

Reports said Manzoor Ahmad Magray, who was working with the Border Roads Organisation, was killed in Gund Chogal village around 10.30 p.m. on Friday when he passed through the road on which the Army had laid an ambush for militants.

He was killed on the spot when troopers of the 4 Parachute Regiment opened fire.

Magray's father claimed his 24-year-old son was taken away by the army personnel during the night and later killed near a river.

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the tragic incident.

Though the Army has apologised, the police have registered a case of murder against it. (ANI)