Srinagar, Dec 30: Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said that it is worrying that in the past few months after the Shopian fake encounter other families too in Jammu and Kashmir have alleged that their sons were innocent and killed in a staged encounter.
Mehbooba said that the authorities need to come clean on this.
“Worrying that in the past few months after the Shopian fake encounter other families too in J&K have alleged that their sons were innocent & killed in a staged encounter. Authorities need to come clean on this,” Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
The PDP president was responding to allegations by the families of three ‘militants’, who were killed in an encounter with security forces in Srinagar outskirts, that they were innocent.
The family members and relatives of the three slain youth assembled outside Police Control Room (PCR) Srinagar and staged a protest, claiming that trio left their respective homes on Tuesday to submit examination forms. “The trio yesterday left home to submit examination forms in the University. My brother left home for the first time after three months as he had undergone an operation. He went out because he had to submit form. They must have picked him up from the road,” the sister of one of the slain, identified as Ajaz Maqbool, told reporters.
The Army on Wednesday said that three militants were killed in encounter with security forces at Umarabad Lawaypora in the city outskirts on Srinagar-Baramulla highway.