Governor orders probe into Pulwama incident

JAMMU: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday ordered a probe into the death of seven civilians when security forces allegedly opened fire at a mob that thronged an encounter site in Pulwama district, an official spokesperson said.

He appealed to people to stay away from encounter sites while directing Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to inquire into the Saturday incident, the spokesman said.

In the wake of the incident, the Governor chaired a high-level meeting of senior officers of the State and Central police forces at the Raj Bhavan where he reviewed law and order and other security related issues. (AGENCIES)