Fake encounters further alienate people: Omar

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/26/2020 10:57:37 AM Front Page

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said now when the three youths killed by Army in an encounter in Shopian on July 18 were proved missing residents of Rajouri in Jammu region, their bodies should be handed over to their family members for proper burial.
Why do they(security forces) not learn Machil, Pathibal and other fake encounters which destroy trust and further alienate people, the Vice President of the National Conference (NC) said and asked who planted the incriminating material recovered from the site of encounter as per official version about the encounter.
Reacting after Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar admitted at a press conference on Friday that DNA of deceased youth had matched with their family members, Omar taking to micro blogging site Twitter said “The @JmuKmr Police has confirmed what the families of the dead young men have claimed all along - 3 innocent men were killed in an encounter & passed off as militants. Why do they not learn? Machil, Pathribal & the other fake encounters destroy trust & further alienate people”.
He further tweeted “ According to this official version, “incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of encounter”’ So who planted this “incriminating material”? .
“These young men were buried somewhere in North Kashmir. It is imperative that the bodies be exhumed & handed over to the families immediately so that a proper burial can take place near their homes in Rajouri district”, Omar said in the tweet.

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