Jammu & Kashmir

Rajouri: LG ‘assures justice’ to families of 3 civilians killed in ‘fake encounter’ in Shopian

Rajouri: Lieutenant Governor, Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Thursday visited the families of three Labourers of Rajouri who were killed in Amshipora, Shopian in a “fake encounter” by the army in July this year.

Expressing condolences with the families, the Lt Governor said that JK administration will extend full support to them and assured that justice would be ensured in the case.

He also conveyed the message of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi that GoI stands with the aggrieved families in the hour of grief, and they will be taken care of with all support from the government.

Earlier, the Lt Governor while addressing local population at Peeri on the sidelines of the ongoing Back to Village program observed that main objective of his visit to the remote village was to assure the people that Constitution of India is supreme; Government is with the people, and justice and equality shall be ensured by the government.

On October 2, the bodies of three youth were exhumed from a graveyard in Baramulla district and later buried at Rajouri. The exhumation took place after DNA samples of slain trio matched with their parents. Last month, the Army had admitted that its men had exceeded powers under AFSPA. Police have already arrested two persons.

The three labourers from Rajouri were killed in a “fake encounter” in South Kashmir’s Amshipora village in Shopian on July 18. The Army had dubbed them as unidentified militants.


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