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J&K Businessmen's Bodies Handed To Families Amid Row, Buried Before Dawn

After intense protests, J&Okay administration ordered a magisterial inquiry

Srinagar:

Three days after their secret burial by the police, the our bodies of two Srinagar businessmen have been exhumed by the Jammu and Kashmir administration and handed over to households for final rites amid emotional scenes.

The burial was carried out earlier than daybreak because the households have been strictly requested to make sure that burial takes place earlier than morning. A grieving member of the family mentioned that “wait until daylight was not an possibility.”

Mohammad Altaf Bhat, a businessman and Mudasir Gul, a dental surgeon turned businessman, have been killed in a controversial encounter with the police on Monday night at Hyderpora in Srinagar.

The police mentioned two terrorists have been killed within the encounter and two pistols have been recovered from the location. One in every of them recognized as Amir Ahmad Margay was working as an workplace boy at Mudasir Gul’s workplace.

Abdul Latief Margay, the daddy of Amir, is an anti-militancy campaigner who has acquired an Military quotation and state award for bravery in recognition of his struggle towards terrorism. In 2005, he killed a terrorist with a stone throughout a hand at hand struggle.

Mr Margay alleged that his harmless son was killed in a staged encounter and demanded return of his physique. However solely two our bodies have been exhumed yesterday and there’s no indication if and when the physique of Amir might be exhumed and handed over to the households.

All of the 4 individuals killed within the operation have been buried at some nondescript place in Handwara, North Kashmir. Police had cited regulation and order drawback to disclaim our bodies of the businessmen to their households.

However after intense protests and outrage, the Jammu and Kashmir administration was pressured to order a magisterial inquiry into the controversial encounter on Thursday and finally handed over the our bodies of Mudasir Gul and Mohammad Altaf Bhat to their households.

For the final two years, the our bodies of terrorists and likewise these killed in police motion weren’t being handed over to households. Those that protest towards the denial of our bodies have been charged by the police.

Earlier this yr, the police charged Mushtaq Ahmad Wani and 7 others underneath the anti-terror regulation UAPA for demanding the our bodies of his minor son and two different youth who have been killed in a controversial encounter close to Srinagar. Police have mentioned that each one the three have been terrorists and refused to handover the our bodies to their households.

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