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Jammu and Kashmir LG orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter, civilians’ our bodies exhumed after outcry | India Information

SRINAGAR: Whereas Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant-governor Manoj Sinha ordered a magisterial inquiry on Thursday into Monday night’s Hyderpora encounter to get to the reality concerning the involvement and killing of two civilians killed within the gun battle, the authorities exhumed the our bodies of the civilians after sundown and had been to return them to the households for burial.
The exhumation order got here in response to surging anger throughout Kashmir over the authorities’ preliminary refusal at hand over the civilians’ corpses to their households for the final rites. The our bodies had been buried in Handwara by the police and had been being moved to Srinagar, officers had been quoted as saying by PTI. Other than the households of the slain males, Opposition political events, too, had demanded that the our bodies be returned to the households for burial.
The 2 civilians had been Altaf Ahmad Bhat, the proprietor of the constructing during which the terrorists had been hiding, and Mudasir Gul, a dentist by coaching who was working a name centre on the identical premises. Gul, in response to the authorities, had been aiding the militants.
The J&Ok police chief, DGP Dilbag Singh, mentioned the police was “open to corrections if something has gone fallacious”. He informed reporters that they’d look into the calls for of the households. “We’ll discover out what occurred within the Hyderpora encounter. We’re for the protection of the individuals and won’t draw back from a probe,” the DGP mentioned.
The Individuals’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD), in the meantime, demanded a “judicial inquiry” into the killing of civilians within the Hyderpora encounter. It mentioned the identical administration couldn’t “act as choose, jury and executioner” and {that a} judicial inquiry was wanted.
The police had mentioned that Bhat had been killed within the crossfire and that Gul was an overground employee (for the terrorists), a declare rejected by Gul’s household. The opposite two males killed had been recognized by the police as overseas terrorist Haidar and his native affiliate, Amir Ahmad of Banihal. Amir’s household, too, had contested the police declare that he was a terrorist.
Srinagar deputy commissioner Ajaz Asad appointed ADC (Srinagar) Khurshid Ahmad Shah because the inquiry officer for the Hyderpora encounter and requested him to submit his report inside 15 days. “It has been felt expedient to conduct a magisterial inquiry into the matter in order to establish the details and circumstances associated to the incident and the reason for demise,” the deputy commissioner’s order mentioned. He mentioned a case (FIR vide No. 193/2021) was registered on November 16 at Police Station Sadder, Srinagar “and is beneath investigation by an SIT”. In the meantime, the ADC (Srinagar) issued a basic discover asking most of the people or any one who had data of the incident, and was prepared to report his/ her assertion or wished to present another details about the incident, to come back to his workplace for recording of statements inside 10 days.
Bhat and Gul’s households had staged a sit-in protest in Srinagar demanding the return of the our bodies however the protest had been dispersed by the police in the course of the evening. “I’m grateful, and likewise grateful, to L-G Manoj Sinha for ordering a magisterial inquiry into the Hyderpora encounter. I’m hopeful that the probe will likely be taken to its logical conclusion and the reality will come out beneath the supervision of L-G Sahib,” Bhat’s brother, Abdul Majeed, mentioned. “My brother has little kids who wish to see their father one final time,” Majeed had mentioned earlier.
Gul’s spouse, Humaira, who was there on the sit-in protest in Srinagar alongside along with her 18-month-old daughter, mentioned the police should give you proof that her husband was an OGW. She mentioned if this was proved, the “police can kill her alongside along with her daughter and one would increase their voice then”.
Nationwide Convention vice-president and former J&Ok chief minister Omar Abdullah, too, had led a sit-in protest at an area park at Sonwar, near his Gupkar Street residence in Srinagar, in opposition to the federal government not handing over the our bodies of the civilians killed. “I had determined to not stage a sit-in however to knock on different doorways, however the way in which the households of the slain had been handled yesterday (Wednesday) night, I couldn’t management myself and determined to lift my voice,” Omar mentioned, including, “The households had been first known as to the SP’s workplace, after which to the PCR, after which requested to attend for two-three days. So I had no choice however to hitch the households in protest.”
He mentioned that at this stage he has nothing to do with the inquiry ordered into the Hyderpora encounter. Requested about hybrid militants, the previous CM mentioned, “I’ve learn so many intelligence stories, and I do watch happenings internationally, however I haven’t heard about hybrid militants. Somebody ought to make me perceive what it means,” he mentioned.
Peoples Convention leaders had additionally staged large protests in Srinagar over the killing of the civilians and had demanded that their our bodies be instantly handed over to their households for burial.

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