SRINAGAR The police has informed the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) that the killing of a civilian in Pulwama had no connection with militants.
A report submitted by the senior superintendent of police (SSP) Pulwama has noted in response to a petition filed by the chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights (IFJHR), Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, in case number SHRC/175/Pul/2018, that it was revealed during the course of investigations that a driver of Pulwama, Bilal Ahmad Ganie, was neither a militant and nor had any link with them.
The investigating officer seized the AK 47 magazine, 8 cartridges and 3 cartridges of INSAS. During investigations at some distance from the scene of occurrence a vehicle bearing registration number JKO1G 9688 in which injured person namely Bilal Ahmed Ganai of Narwa Pulwama was found and four cartridges of AK 47 also seized from the vehicle. The injured was taken to district hospital Pulwama, where he was declared brought dead, the police report read.
It states that slain driver Bilal was not involved in any militant activity nor was he having any criminal activity/case against him in police station Pulwama.
The report also stated that on May 27 this year 50 RR unit had deployed a naka at Kakapora and a sumo vehicle bearing registration number JKO1G9688 was driving under suspicious circumstances and when the vehicle was asked to stop for checking purpose, the driver instead of giving any response to the signal, unknown militants on board started indiscriminate firing on the naka party with the intention to kill them and the naka party retaliated in self defence and during the firing one constable Vikram Singh of 50 RR sustained bullet injuries and was shifted to 92 base hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The petitioner, however, said that the civilian Bilal was killed without any fault and he urged the SHRC to ensure that the Bilals family is given proper compensation and a job.
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