Hours after Jammu and Kashmir Police mentioned three terrorists have been shot lifeless on the outskirts of Srinagar, the households of the killed “terrorists” alleged that “harmless” younger folks together with the son of a police officer have been killed in a staged encounter, and handed off as terrorists. One of many lifeless was a Class 11 pupil, the household claimed.
The encounter was collectively carried out by the police and the military. The police in an announcement mentioned all of the three have been terrorists, however weren’t listed as terrorists in police information.
“Though the three killed terrorists in encounter weren’t talked about in our listing of terrorists, but two of them are hardcore associates of terrorists (OGWs),” the police mentioned within the assertion.
The police use the time period “OGW” or “over-ground employee” for any individual they think to have hyperlinks with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.
The police mentioned one of many lifeless was a relative of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Rayees Kachroo, who was killed in 2017.
These killed on Wednesday’s encounter have been recognized as Ajaz Maqbool Ganie and Ather Mushtaq, residents of Pulwama, and Zubair Lone, a resident of Shopian. Ajaz Maqbool Ganie is the son of a head constable posted in Ganderbal district, in line with his kin.
The encounter in Srinagar came about simply 4 days after the police filed a chargesheet towards an Military Captain and two others for killing three harmless males in Shopian and handed them as Pakistani terrorists in July.
A court docket of inquiry by the Military has additionally indicted the troopers for killing the harmless males. After the encounter, the troopers had claimed they discovered weapons on the web site of the encounter. The investigation later discovered that weapons have been planted by the troops on the our bodies of three labourers.
After Wednesday’s encounter, the police mentioned they recovered an assault rifle and two pistols.
The police denied the allegations of the households, including the households do not know in regards to the actions of their kids. “Typically, mother and father do not have thought in regards to the actions of their wards. A number of OGWs after committing terror crimes like grenade throwing and pistol capturing keep usually with their household,” the police assertion mentioned.
The households mentioned the lads left house only a day earlier than the encounter. They protested outdoors the police management room in Srinagar. They mentioned two of the three have been college students who had come to Srinagar for admission in an establishment.
“They have been current at house until yesterday. How come they turned terrorists in a single day and have been killed in encounter?” mentioned a relative of one of many males.
The Nationwide Convention and the Individuals’s Democratic Celebration have demanded a probe.