Budgam firing incident: Reports conflicting, govt must establish factual position, says Omar


Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the reports on the circumstances around the shooting of a civilian due to a firing incident in Budgam was ‘conflicting’ and called on the region’s government to ‘establish a factual position of the people, especially Ishfaq’s family’.

On Twitter, he wrote: “Conflicting reports of the circumstances surrounding Ishfaq Ahmed’s shooting. It’s imperative that the administration establish the factual position to the satisfaction of the people, especially Ishfaq’s family. May Ishfaq find his place in Jannat.”

The conflicting reports being referred to is that initially, he had been fired at by army men, but the army refuted the claims and said that Ganie was shot at by the militants 500-600 metres away from their camp at Chattergam.

Ishfaq Ahmad, son of Nazir Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora Budgam, who had been placed on ventilator support, succumbed at 4 am, in SKIMS Soura.

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