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Amid tensions, Mehbooba visits Kangan, Assures swift action against cops involved in the killing of Gowhar

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Ganderbal: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti this morning visited the bereaved family in Kangan who lost their youngone in police action.

Gowhar Ahmed Rather was critically injured and subsequently died in Srinagar hospital after according to eyewitnesses a policeman fired at him at point blank range.

The killing sparked massive clashes and shutdown, forcing Government to initiate inquiry and arrest the accused cop.

Mehbooba Mufti during her visit to bereaved family assured them all possible help. She assured them that stringent punishment will be given to those involved in the killing of Gowhar Ahmed Rather.

Massive security arrangements had been made to ensure peaceful visit of Chief Minister in the town.

Eyewitnesses said the a large number of people staged protest as soon as Mehbooba left the place.