J&Ok ‘encounter’ probe begins, DNA samples of households taken

Tribune News Service
Srinagar, August 13

The J&Ok Police have formally launched an investigation into the “staged encounter” of three youths in Shopian final month by sending a particular crew to Rajouri to probe the allegations. The authorities collected DNA samples of the relations of the three lacking Rajouri labourers this night.

IGP (Kashmir Range) Vijay Kumar mentioned a police crew had left for Rajouri to finish the “legal formalities” after lacking particular person’s reviews have been filed by the households on the Peru police submit.

The July 18 gunfight has been underneath a cloud ever for the reason that households of the three — recognized as Abrar Ahmad, 17; his brother-in-law Abrar Ahmad, 25; and cousin Imtiyaz Ahmad, 19, all residents of Dharsakri — approached the police, fearing a “staged encounter” at Ashmipora, Shopian. The households claimed the images of three males have been of their wards. The IGP mentioned the DNA samples can be matched to determine the id of these killed.

“We have the DNA samples of the three terrorists killed in Shopian. We will take the samples of the families and match them in the central forensic laboratory,” mentioned Kumar in Srinagar.

The IGP mentioned they might additionally examine if the three had hyperlinks with native militants. The Army can also be probing the incident. The households have been demanding a judicial probe into the encounter.

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