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Probe into teacher’s custodial death proceeding smoothly: Inquiry officer

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Pulwama, Apr 03: The magisterial probe into 'custodial death' of Awantipora school principal, Rizwan Assad Pandit, is “going smoothly”, inquiry officer, Qazi Masood said Wednesday.

Talking to media-persons in Pulwama town, he said that they are progressing in the probe and are working on the second part of it.

"We have asked the doctors who conducted autopsy of the Rizwan's body to be present before the enquiry committee on 9th of this month," he said, adding on April 12 the police personnel in whose custody Rizwan was taken from Srinagar to Khrew and from Awantipora to Srinagar, will depose.

"We will be recording their statements after which the report will be submitted to authorities," he said, adding that letters in this regard were already dispatched to SP Awantipora and SP Srinagar and both are cooperating.

He added that a notice was circulated through media asking private persons who have any knowledge regarding the case to record their statements before the inquiry officer.

So far no private person has turned up to record statement, the inquiry officer said.

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