Bar terms Old city encounter ‘Fake’

SRINAGAR: A day after Hurriyat Conference (G) Chiarman Syed Ali Shah Geelani expressed doubts over the Police claims of having killed Lashkar commander Hilal Ahmad in an encounter in the old city, Kashmir Bar Association on Friday termed the encounter as ‘doubtful’.

The claim of police that Molvi Hilal was killed in an encounter is rejected by the Bar Association and the same is not true.” Bar said in a statement on Friday.

"The circumstances indicate that Shaheed Mufti Hilal was arrested and thereafter killed in the fake encounter. This is a routine of police and is a great human rights violation,” the statement read.

The Bar Association has also shown its concern for the injured Suhail Ahmad, a resident of Soura Srinagar, who is presently admitted in SKIMS Soura. Suhail was badly injured after police fired controvercial pallet gun during a protest in the old city last week.
Suhail was riding his motorcycle on way to home when he was hit by the bullets.

“The political leaders at the helm of affairs running the Govt. have no honor and respect for the human rights, they run the Govt. by suppressing the people on the might of police as such given free hand to the police and the security forces to kill anybody without any accountability. The Govt. is not ready to listen the decent voice which is a fundamental right of every person and is enshrined in the constitution,” the Bar said.

The Bar Association has also expressed its readiness to provide all legal assistance to injured Suhail Ahmad. 

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