Khanabal Killings: ‘Without listening my story was made scapegoat: Police officer

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By CNS on 21/02/2019.

Khanabal Killings:  ‘Without listening my story was made scapegoat: Police officer

 Neyaz Elahi


Srinagar, Feb 21: Deputy Superintendent of Police—Noor-ul-Hassan Parray  whose role is being investigated for his alleged role in the killing of two youths in the firing by government forces at Khanabal in Anantnag district in 2010 Thursday said that he was being made scapegoat while the facts related to incident remained ‘misrepresented, unprecedented and willfully overlooked till date.

   Two youngsters— Bilal Ahmad Najar and Noor-ul-Amin Dugga— were killed near Ahl-e-Hadees Masjid at Khannabal Anantnag on September 19, 2010, after cops opened fire on the funeral procession of another youth Maroof Ahmad Nath, whose body had been recovered on the fateful day. Maroof had drowned in the Jhelum on September 13 while being chased allegedly by police and CRPF personnel.

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   Deputy Superintendent of Police Noor-ul-Hasan told news agency CNS that it was CRPF that fired on the procession in self-defense when they were stoned and over-powered near Bus Stand.

   “I had no role in that incident as I was asked to report at Degree College Khanabal. Although, I am a local but due to my outlook and accent, locals used to take me as a non-local officer. I sincerely tell you, I had no role in Khanabal killings,” he said.

   “The cause of death shown in the FIR is firing by the CRPF personnel which defy the story of the complainant for which FIR No.361/2012 was investigated and the sanction was granted,” he said.