Two civilians killed in Shopian, Mehbooba expresses anguish

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

In the aftermath of killing of two civilians in a shoot-out at Ganowpora village of Shopian district today, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti this evening spoke to Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman and expressed anguish over the loss of lives in the incident. The Chief Minister said every civilian killing, notwithstanding how erroneously made, impairs the political process in the State which has been put on track after hard work by all political parties.    The Defence Minister assured the Chief Minister that she would seek a detailed report in this regard and would impress upon the field formations that mechanisms put in place are strictly adhered to so that such incidents do not recur in future. Earlier, the Chief Minister directed the district administration to conduct a probe into the incident and come up with findings at the earliest. Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families.