DNA of 3 killed in Shopian encounter match with families: IG Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 25, 2020-

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Friday the results of the DNA samples of the family members have matched with three persons killed in an encounter in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on July 18.

The encounter had taken place in Shopian’s Amshipora area.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Kumar said further investigations were going on in this case.

“We have received the DNA sample results of three families of Rajouri and they have matched with those killed in Amshipora Shopian,” he said.

Imtiyaz Ahmad, Abrar Ahmad, and Mohammad Ibrar from Rajouri district were killed by the security forces during the operation.

An army inquiry later found that the security personnel had exceeded their powers under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) into their encounter killing.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police and the army started probing the killing of the trio after families from Rajouri claimed that their kin had gone missing and photographs emerged on social media about them reportedly having been killed in the encounter.  (Agency)

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