Srinagar: While demanding immediate arrest of the Rashid Billa a government gunman allegedly involved in the massacre of seven innocent and unarmed people at Sadrakoot Bala, Bandipora on October 5, 1996, Hurriyat Conference (G) Thursday alleged that the pro-Indian political parties provide shields to these kinds of Ikhwanies by giving them space into their parties.
While commenting over the issuance of notices to Rashid Billa by Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday, a spokesman of Hurriyat (G) said, The court should go beyond the notice and direct the police for his arrest and file charge sheet against the accused. All the government gunmen (Ikhwanies) who were active in Sonawari, Hajan and Bandipora areas in nineties and everyone of whom is involved in numerous innocent killings have been adjusted by the pro-Indian parties like NC, PDP and Congress which is becoming the main hurdle in initiating any legal action against them, he alleged.
The people are angry with these killers and murderers but due to their involvement in these pro-Indian parties, they fear raising their voices. Abdul Rashid Billa is one of them and he is although directly involved in dozens of innocent killings but he is roaming free so far and there is no FIR registered against him in any police station, the spokesman added.
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