The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the brutal killing of three civilians in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir while they were in custody of the army. 

Mohammad Showkat, Safeer Hussain and Shabir Ahmad were rounded up by army personnel and subjected to severe torture which resulted in their deaths.  The J&K administration has announced compensation for the families of deceased.  But that is not enough.  There has to be a speedy investigation and punishment meted out to those responsible. 

People of J&K, who have long suffered from such acts of impunity, expect accountability to be fixed in the matter and justice done.