Internal Security

Bodies of three men killed in Shopian encounter to be exhumed, given to family

In a major development, the DNA samples of three people killed in an alleged fake encounter with the Army in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir in July has matched with that of their families. Inspector General of Police, kashmir, Vijay kumar said: “ Since DNA samples matched with family, three dead bodies will be exhumed and handed over to families after due process of law”.

When asked whether the three men killed in the encounter were indeed labourers and not involved in terror activities, the senior police officer refrained from giving a straight forward answer and said “the police are now taking up further investigations in the case.”

Meanwhile, the police on Tuesday arrested two people in the case who have been sent to eight days of police remand by a local court. According to reports, the arrested are believed to be local collaborators

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