Srinagar: Three families from Rajouri have filed a complaint with a police station in Rajouri stating that their three members are missing since July 17 from Shopian district.
The family membets of the trio have Complained that trio missing persons were working as labourers in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The trio according to their families include, Mohammed Ibrar, Ibrar Ahmad, and Imtiaz Ahmad.
“We are worried as it is being claimed that these three persons have been killed in Shopian district in an encounter.” the families of trio labourers said.
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On Monday, Srinagar-based Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia issued a brief statement saying the army has noted social media inputs linked to the operations at Shopian on July 18, 2020. “The three terrorists killed during the operation have not been identified and the bodies were buried based on established protocols. The army is investigating the matter,” Kalia said. This has sparked a controversy with political parties demanding an impartial probe into the alleged encounter to ensure speedy justice.
Iltija, using her mother and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s twitter handle, expressed shock at the reports of three missing labourers reportedly killed in a staged encounter at Shopian. “Armed forces have a free hand to operate with impunity. Explains why bodies are allowed to decompose at unknown locations. Probes into recent encounters must be ordered,” she said in a tweet.