Police shelves Bandipora fake encounter case
Srinagar, December 23, 2012 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the police have closed the investigation into the fake encounter that took place in Aloosa area of Bandipora in which a 19-year-old youth, Hilal Ahmed Dar, was killed, earlier this year. The police cited lack of further evidence as one of the main reasons to close the case. “The investigation has been closed as no further evidences are available,” the police investigation states.
Interestingly, the police in its final report have said that Hilal Ahmad Dar was killed by an agent of Indian Army in a fake encounter. The investigation, according to the police, had revealed that Hilal was killed by an Army agent.
During the intervening night of July 24 and 25, 2012, Hilal Ahmed Dar, a resident of Lahipora Aloosa, was killed in a fake encounter at Ashtangoo in Bandipora. It was suspected that Hilal was tortured before he was shot dead. Presence of a rusted gun near the body suggested that a conspiracy was hatched to eliminate him.
Hilal’s killing had triggered massive protests in Bandipora and other adjoining areas, forcing the police to lodged an FIR. On the other hand, the parents of the deceased have been visiting offices of various investigating agencies with the hope that they would get justice. “We have lost our innocent son. We want guilty should be punished,” said Ghulam Mahiudin Dar, father of the victim.
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