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Hyderpora civilian killings: Those found guilty won’t be spared, says Manoj Sinha

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Family members of Mudassir Gul and Altaf Bhat protesting in press colony, demanding the dead bodies of the slain. Mudassir and Altaf were killed in a military operation in Hyderpora. [FPK Photo/Zainab]

‘Things will be more clear within few days’

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has said that whosoever is found guilty in the Hyderpora civilian killings won’t be spared and the administration is committed to ensuring justice.

“One incident has taken place as far as the security situation is concerned. I want to assure people those found involved won’t be spared,” he said addressing a gathering of members of the Sikh community in Jammu region on the occasion of Guru Purab.

He said that in three-to-four days, things will be more clear and “he would be able to discuss more on the issue.”

The LG has already ordered a magisterial probe into the killings in which four persons including the building owner and a businessman—Altaf Ahmed Bhat and Dr Mudasir Gul, both residents of Srinagar, were killed.

The bodies of Altaf and Gul were first buried by police at Handwara graveyard and after massive outcry followed by protests by the families of the slain duo, their bodies were exhumed and later handed over to the families for the last rites late on Thursday evening.

The probe ordered by the LG is being conducted by the ADC Srinagar, who has already issued a notice inviting witnesses for recording their statements.

The LG has promised the probe will be conducted in a time-bound manner.

Pertinently, the family of the third slain identified as Amir Ahmed of Banihal has also demanded the return of the body of their son, who was working as an office boy at slain Gul’s office.

 

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