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Shopian encounter probe in ‘ultimate phases’ says Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh – India News , Firstpost

In July, safety forces had claimed to have killed three militants in an encounter, however three households from Rajouri stated the slain males could be their lacking members

Srinagar: The investigation into an alleged faux encounter in Shopian, during which three males from Rajouri district have been killed, is within the ultimate phases, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh stated on Monday.

“The SSP, Shopian is himself monitoring the investigation process and further details about the case will be shared very soon. Our investigations are in the final stage,” the DGP advised reporters at Awantipora in Pulwama district.

He stated each the Army and the police are investigating the case, however refused to share additional particulars.

Security forces had claimed to have killed three militants in an encounter in Shopian’s Amshipora on 18 July, however three households from Rajouri stated the slain males could be their lacking members.

DNA exams have been carried out and the outcomes, made accessible after 40 days, confirmed that the slain males have been actually the lacking individuals from Rajouri.

The Army, in an announcement earlier this month, admitted that the powers vested within the troopers underneath the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) have been “prima facie exceeded” within the Amshipora encounter.

Singh stated the investigators have gotten some clues in a case associated to the killing of a lawyer within the Hawal space of the town final week.

“We have managed to get some clues about the (advocate) Babar Qadri case and hopefully, very soon the Jammu and Kashmir Police will be able to crack it. We have already constituted an SIT in this regard and a probe is on,” he added.

Briefing the media on Sunday’s encounter at Samboora, the DGP stated killing Ajaz Reshi and his shut aide was an enormous success for the forces as Reshi was the primary recruiter for terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and had pushed numerous kids to its ranks.

He stated each doable effort is being made to deliver again the misguided kids and added that 24 kids have been introduced again from terror ranks this 12 months with the energetic cooperation of their mother and father.

In Srinagar, the grid is firmly in place as seven profitable operations have been carried out within the metropolis this 12 months, the DGP stated.

“The city is on the radar of Pakistan and terror outfits sponsored by it as terror groups are trying to find a foothold in the city. However, police and the forces are alive to the situation,” he added. The DGP appealed to folks to not present shelter to terrorists.

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