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Govt wants to put Shopian firing incident into cold storage: Omar

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

today accused the government of putting the Shopian firing incident, involving a senior officer,

The former claimed that the has come under pressure on the issue of filing an FIR against in the incident.

Omar's remarks has come days after the halted further investigation in the January 27 Shopian firing incident involving a senior officer, in which three persons were killed.

We have said that this incident should be probed thoroughly because there is a difference between what the army has said and the statement which came from the government. People want (to know) the truth and that is our demand. If there is some mistake, it should be accounted for, Omar told reporters at Anantnag in south

The state government, which has registered a case against the Army convoy allegedly led by Aditya Kumar, had told the apex court that the FIR does not mention the officer's name.

Reacting to the government's submission in the top court, Omar said he was surprised over what the has said in the

FIR copy is there to see. It is not something which is a secret. We live in an age of social media, everyone knows what is mentioned there," the former J-K said.

Omar also questioned state's Mehbooba Mufti's commitment on the issue.

What about the chief minister's commitment in the assembly because she made commitments not once but twice, saying the FIR will be taken to its logical conclusion, but they said a different thing in the So, I think the has come under pressure and it is trying to put this issue in cold storage, he said.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 15:25 IST