Srinagar, Sep 14: New Delhi controlled Jammu Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Monday assured the families of three youth killed in alleged Amshipora Shopian encounter that they will get justice.
Family members of three labourers from Rajouri in Jammu who went missing in the Shopian district of Kashmir in July have alleged, on the basis of photographs, that the three unidentified militants the army said it killed in a gunfight there on July 18, were in fact their innocent relatives.
The families of these three youth – Imtiyaz Ahmed (25), Abrar Ahmad (20) and Ibrar Ahmad (17) have filed a missing report in a Rajouri police station.
While responding to a question during a press conference here in Kashmir capital Srinagar, LG Manoj Sinha said that: “Separate investigations are going on in army and administration regarding the case. I assure, justice will be done,” Sinha said.
Pertinently, on July 18, the Jammu and Kashmir police, in a handout, said, that the encounter was executed on inputs from the 62 battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles.
“On a specific input by 62RR about [the] presence of terrorists in village Amshipora area of district Shopian, an operation was launched by them in the said area,” a police spokesman said.
He also claimed that the police and paramilitary CRPF later joined.
“During search, terrorists fired upon army personnel and encounter started. Later on, police and CRPF also joined. During encounter three unidentified terrorists were killed. Dead bodies of all the killed three terrorists were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman said that “incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter”.
Almost two months are over while families of these 3 youth had sought personal intervention of LG Manoj Sinha demanding an impartial and fair inquiry into the killings and results of the DNA report to establish the truth besides permission for exhumation so that decent burial of their family members can be arranged.