J&K LG Manoj Sinha orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter

J&K LG Manoj Sinha orders magisterial probe into Hyderpora encounter

Newsdesk |
November 18, 2021

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the Hyderpora encounter. On Monday night, J&K Police claimed that two militants, along with an OGW and the owner of the commercial building where the encounter took place, were killed in a gunfight.

New Delhi, 18 November 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, “A magisterial inquiry by officer of ADM rank has been ordered in Hyderpora encounter. Govt will take suitable action as soon as report is submitted in a time-bound manner. J-K admin reiterates commitment of protecting lives of innocent civilians  and it will ensure there is no injustice,” the LG’s office said in a Twitter post. However, families disputed police claims stating that at least three of the four deceased — Altaf Ahmad Bhat, Dr Mudassir Gul as well as Aamir Magray — are innocent. Late on Wednesday, the J&K Police forcefully removed the families holding a candlelight vigil at Srinagar’s Press Enclave seeking the return of bodies of their kin. All four bodies were buried in Handwara, more than 70 kilometres from Srinagar.

Source - The Indian Express


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