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Human rights violators won't go scot-free: Omar

By Mukhtar Ahmad
June 06, 2010 19:09 IST
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday held out a firm commitment to the people that 'violators of human rights would not be allowed to go scot-free.'

Reiterating his government's resolve of zero tolerance to human rights violations, the chief minister while chairing the meeting of the unified headquarters, said 'those guilty of violating human rights would be brought to book'.

During the meeting attended by top army, civil, police and intelligence officers, the chief minister took detailed brief on the security scenario and law and order situation in the state.

The chief minister also got appraisal of Machil incident, prime minister's visit, Amarnath yatra arrangements, human rights issues and maintenance of law and order in the state.

The army authorities assured full cooperation with police investigation in the Machil incident, an official statement issued in Srinagar said.

An Army Major named in the alleged Machil fake encounter case was suspended on Sunday, and another Army Colonel was removed from command.

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Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar