Hyderpora Fallout: Section 144 Imposed In Ramban

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Srinagar: Two days after a Banihal native was killed, with three others in an alleged encounter in Srinagar, authorities in the Ramban district imposed restrictions under the section 144 on Wednesday.

The restrictions are imposed in Famrote, Sangaldan and Seripora areas of Gool sub-division "to maintain law and order and public tranquility” by the order of Additional District Magistrate Harbans Lal Sharma.

The restrictions come two days after Aamir Ahmad, a local youth, who the police described as a militant associate was killed in a shootout in Srinagar’s Hyderpora. His family has rejected the police’s accusation and threatened to hold protests on the Srinagar-Jammu highway if the body of Amir was not handed over to them.

The bodies of all four were forcibly buried by police in north Kashmir’s Handwara as the Inspector General of Police Kashmir cited law and order apprehension.

Amir was among four persons killed in Hyderpora. The two other civilians were identified as Altaf Bhat, owner of the property where the shootout took place, and dentist turned business Mudasir Gul, Amir’s employer The police claimed a fourth slain was foreign militant Haider.

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