Pulwama Doc’s Son Was Killed At Encounter Site: Police  

SRINAGAR — Police in response to a query from State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has admitted that son of a doctor in Pulwama was killed near the site of gunfight in the district.

SSP Pulwama, in response to a notice by SHRC on a petition filed by a human rights group, also stated that investigation to ascertain presence of Faizan Ahmed son of Dr. Abdul Gani Poswaal at the encounter spot, three months after the incident, was being ascertained.

“The subject (Faizan Ahmed Poswaal resident of Khrew Ladhoo Pampore, Pulwama) had received bullet injuries at encounter site and his presence at the place of occurrence is being ascertained and investigation is going on,” the SSP said.

The SSP said that encounter had ensued after militants hiding in Thamna village in the south Kashmir district opened fire on the search party and a Lashkar militant Sajad Ahmed Shah of Chogal Handwara was killed while two others managed to escape.

“Some civilians received injuries one of them identified as Faizaan later succumbed as he had received bullet injuries at the encounter site.”

In reply to the notices issued by the SHRC, deputy commissioner Pulwama stated that ex-gratia relief case of the slain has been prepared by the Tehsildar Pampore and is under process “which shall be put before the next district level screening cum coordination committee for disposal under law”. The petitioner meanwhile has demanded a high level probe into the Faizan’s killings.

 

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