“Will Ensure No Injustice”
In a major development, the Jammu and Kashmir Lieuteutant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday has ordered a magisterial inquiry in the Hyderpora encounter. Taking to Twitter, Sinha’s office has informed that the magisterial inquiry will be conducted by an officer of Additional District Magistrate (ADM) rank.
The Union Territory’s government has assured that it will take suitable action as soon as the report is submitted in a time-bound manner.
The LG’s office has also reiterated its commitment to protecting the lives of innocent civilians. Moreover, it has also assured that there will be no injustice. This comes after several opposition parties in the Union Territory have been protesting and demanding a probe into the Hyderpora encounter deaths.
An encounter between security forces and militants broke out in the Hyderpora area of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on November 15. The encounter broke out after the police received input regarding the presence of militants in an illegal call centre in a private building in the area.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police said that two militants identified as Haider, a foreign Pakistani militant and his associate Amir Ahmad resident of Banihal (a hybrid militant), were killed in the encounter. It said the owner of the building, Altaf Ahmad, as well as tenant, Mudasir Ahmad, were also called to accompany the search party. However, in the encounter with militants, both received critical gunshot injuries and succumbed.