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Lawaypora encounter:Will hold quiet funeral at night if authorities return bodies say Families

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Pulwama, Jan 19: The families of three youth from South Kashmir on Tuesday staged protest at Pulwama demanding an impartial probe and return of dead bodies of the slain.

Eyewitnesses said the protest was taken from the residence of slain Athar Mushtaq to the local graveyard where Athar’s father had dug a grave to bury his son.

Number of people shouting slogans “Stop innocent killing” were part of the protest demanding justice besides the return of the dead bodies of the trio.

Talking to media men, Mohammad Yousuf a close relative of Zubair Ahmad from Turkwangam Shopian said that given the track record of LG Manoj Sinha, “they expect justice from him”.

“Authorities should handover bodies so that they can be laid to rest at their places.If you will prove our sons to be militants, we won’t demand their bodies and will remain silent,” he said.

Grandfather of Aijaz Maqbool from Putrigam said that Aijaz wasn’t a militant and was very ill the day he was killed.

“If he was a militant then he was not arrested once before his killing,” he said.

Mushtaq Ahmad, father of Athar said that he will give in writing that he will bury his son in the dead of night if authorities handover their bodies.

“I assure that there won’t be any law and order problem at all,” Mushtaq said.

“Everyday my old parents and my daughter ask me about Athar, I want to show them Athar last time that he is dead. I assure you that I will bury him in dead of night in absence of people,” he said. “If authorities didn’t investigate the matter within seven days, I will commit suicide in Lal Chowk.”

Mushtaq said it is yet to be proven whether the trio has committed anything wrong.

“At least there would have been a single FIR against them. Forces would have raided our houses if they were militants or OGWS but that didn’t happen. Even after 20 days of their killing, authorities are collecting evidence, which shows how much militants they were,” he said.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar on Monday said that the three youth killed in Lawaypora gunfight were militants and police will soon convince the parents of the slain trio with “concrete evidence.”

He said that the bodies of slain militants aren’t being handed over to families in view of the Covid-19 pandemic as people would assemble in funerals and break the Covid protocol. (KNO)

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In 3 hours; two LeT (TRF) militants killed in Pulwama, Sgr encounters: Police

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Militant killed in Pulwama was involved in killing of PDD employee at Batamaloo; Slain at Bemina encounter had killed SI Arshid at Khanyar, both slain locals; now only 3 militants active from Sgr district; 11 militants killed in 8 encounters this month: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

(Asian News Hub) – Jammu and Kashmir police Friday said that two Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) militants were killed in two separate encounters in southern Pulwama and Srinagar, who were involved in the killing of a civilian and probationary sub-inspector.

A police officer told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that based on a specific input, police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in village Wahibugh area of Pulwama. “During the search operation, when the suspected house where the militant was hiding, was zeroed-in, repeated offers of surrender were made. But the militant fired indiscriminately at the forces triggering a gun-battle,” he said. “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Shahid Bashir Shiekh, resident of Habba Kadal, Srinagar was killed and his body retrieved from the site of encounter.” The officer said that slain militant had joined militancy recently and was linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF). Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KNO that slain militant Shahid was involved in the killing of civilian and PDD employee Muhammad Shafi Dar of Batamaloo, Srinagar. “We have recovered an AK-47 riffle from the slain militant,” the IGP said.

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About the second encounter, police said based on a specific input by police about the presence of a militant at Hamdaniya Colony Bemina area of Srinagar, an operation was launched by the police in the area. “During the search operation, the hiding militant was asked to surrender but he fired at the forces triggering an encounter,” a police official said, adding that “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Tanzeel Ahmed, a resident of Haba Kadal, Srinagar.

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He said that the slain Tanzeel was involved in the killing of Probationary Sub Inspector Arshid Ashraf at Khanyar, Srinagar on September 12. The Kashmir police chief said that Shahid and Tanzil were also “collaborators in recent killings of a chemist and two teachers in the city.” The IGP Kashmir said that after recent civilian killings, Srinagar based militants had shifted to South Kashmir “but we continued to track their movements and managed to zero in on them today.”

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“Now only three militants are active as two have been killed today. We are after the remaining three and will soon get them,” the IGP said, both the encounters took place within a span of three hours. “Both operations are over and two-AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the two slain militants,” he said.

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Militant killed in Bemina Sgr

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(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that broke out between forces and militants in Bemina area of Srinagar.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), officials said that a militant has been killed while the operation is still on in the area.

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“#Encounter has started at #Bemina area of #Srinagar. Srinagar Police on the job. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Police Zone tweeted.

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Militant from Sgr involved in recent civilian killings killed in Pulwama gunfight: IGP

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(Asian News Hub) – Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Zone, Vijay Kumar Friday said that a militant from Srinagar, who was involved in recent civilian killings has been killed in Pulwama gunfight.

According to reports the gunfight broke out between forces and militants in Wahibugh area after a joint team of Police, Army’s 50 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

Killed #terrorist has been identified as Shahid Basir Sheikh of #Srinagar. He was involved in recent #killing of #civilian (Mohd Safi Dar, PDD Deptt’s staff) on 2/10/21. AK 47 rifle was used in his killing. One AK rifle along with Mag/Amn recovered: IGP Kashmir, Kashmir Zone Police tweeted.

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