‘Shakir went missing on Aug 3; audio clip claimed he was abducted, killed’
Srinagar, Nov 11: The family members of a soldier, whose body was not found after he was abducted and reportedly killed by suspected militants in south Kashmir in August this year, protested here, demanding a CBI probe into the case.
The Territorial Army soldier, identified as Rifleman Shakir Manzoor of 162 Battalion (TA), went missing on August 3 from Shopian. The abandoned burnt car of the soldier was found in Kulgam district on the next day though he could not be found. Days later, an unverified audio-clip surfaced on social media, which claimed that the soldier was killed and his body would not be returned in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
The family and relatives of the soldier assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar on Wednesday and demanded that the case be handed over to CBI so that the truth behind the disappearance could be brought out. “We have been running from pillar to post since August this year to find the truth. But, no one is helping us,” the protestors said.
“We just want to know of our son is alive or has been killed. If he has been killed we want his body so that we could perform his last rites,” they said.
The protestors said that they want the case should be handed over to CBI so that the truth is unearthed.