‘Body likely to be exhumed in a couple of days’
Srinagar, July 4: “Father” of the militant killed on Friday in Kachama forests of north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district, on Wednesday gave the sample for the DNA examination.
Ghulam Ahmad Bhat of Nasti Mohalla Old Barzullah, Srinagar, who claims to be the father of the slain militant Mudasir Ahmad Bhat told GNS that he was called by the police station Kralpora on Wednesday for providing them a sample for DNA examination.
“After providing them the sample, the authorities said it will take some time for the report to come,” Bhat said.
He appealed to higher-ups for completing the procedure as early as possible. “Few days back, I saw the picture at the police station Kralpora which looks the same as my son Mudasir,” he said.
He said there was no need to conduct the DNA as he identified his kin from the photograph shown in the police station.
A senior police officer also confirmed that a sample of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat was collected for DNA test. “If the DNA matches with the deceased, the body will be immediately exhumed and handed over to the family,” he said.
Official sources, meanwhile said that the report of the DNA is expected to come within two or three days and the body will be later exhumed accordingly.
On Friday, the army claimed to have killed an unidentified militant in an encounter at Tunga Top forest area of Kachama.
On Monday, the family had approached a local court in Kupwara, then the Assistant Commissioner and SSP concerned to complete the legal procedure for conducting the DNA examination of their son.
Reports said that the family was informed by some anonymous caller that the youth killed in Tunga Top forest area of Kachama in Kupwara was their kin.
The slain Mudasir went missing in 2016 and the family reportedly feigned ignorance about him joining the militant ranks.
Mudasir was buried at NK Gali area of Jumgund forests late Friday night after the post-mortem and other legal formalities were carried out. (GNS)