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Pulwama: Seeking a thorough inspection into the case, the father of one of the three youth who police and army claimed were militants and killed in a military operation, on Tuesday said that he will kill himself at Lal Chowk in Srinagar if the police failed in providing the proof that his son was involved in any militancy act. The families maintain their kin were innocent and were “killed in a fake encounter”. The three…

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that trio killed in Lawaypora Srinagar were ‘involved in militancy and were providing logistic support to militants’ and police will soon convince their parents with “concrete evidence.” He said that the bodies of slain aren’t being handed over to families in view of the COVID pandemic as people would assemble in funerals and break the COVID protocol. Talking to reporters on the…

Shopian: Police in a charge sheet has said that the Army Captain, who was involved in the alleged fake encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian in July last year in which three youths were killed, had hatched a conspiracy along with two civilians with the motive for “grabbing” reward money of Rs 20 lakh and also fired at the victims even before his men could lay a cordon of the area. Captain Bhoopinder Singh is currently…

Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has assured an “impartial enquiry” into the military operation in Lawaypora in outskirts of Srinagar earlier this week. While police and army claim that three youth killed were “militants”, their families have contested it, saying that the “trio was innocent”. The assurance of holding impartial enquiry was made by the Lieutenant Governor to National Conference Member Parliament and former judge of the JK High Court Hasnain Massodi who spoke to…

Srinagar: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP chief, Mehbooba Mufti on Friday wrote a letter to Lieutenant Governor of JK Manoj Sinha, urging him to intervene in ensuring bodies are returned to the families of three youth killed at Lawaypora in outskirts of Srinagar earlier this week.  While police and army said that the trio was militants, the families contest it, saying they were innocents. In the letter, shared on social media,…

Cop brother of ‘militant’ Zubair killed in Srinagar demands dead body Cop father of Ajaz says that his son is innocent and had no links with militancy Families demand dead bodies, reiterate their sons’ innocence  Srinagar: The families of the three persons killed in Lawaypora in a joint operation by armed forces, have appealed to the JK administration to handover them the bodies of their kin for the last rites. Brother of one of the…

Srinagar: National Conference on Wednesday sought a time-bound inquiry into the “circumstances leading to the killing of three persons at an encounter site in Hokarsar area of Srinagar” while Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti asked the JK administration to come clean. In a statement, NC spokesperson said that the versions of people and family pertaining to the killing of three people at an encounter site in Srinagar suburb are contradictory, therefore the situation…

Srinagar: Barely an hour after Jammu and Kashmir police along with CRPF and Army claimed to have killed three militants in an operation in Lawaypora area of Srinagar, family members of one of the three ‘militants’ claimed that their kin is not a militant and was killed in a “fake encounter.” Shouting slogans, the family members and relatives of the slain militant identified as Aijaz Ahmed Ganie of Putrigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district,…

Srinagar: Army on Thursday said that the process of recording “summary of evidence” regarding the killing of three Rajouri youth in an alleged “fake encounter” in Amshipora, Shopian on July 18 this year has been completed. “The process of recording the ‘summary of evidence’ has been completed. The same is being examined by the concerned authorities in consultation with legal advisors for proceeding further,” said the Srinagar based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia in a…