IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar addressing a press conference at Police Control Room Srinagar

SRINAGAR — Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that a police team led by a DSP rank officer from Kashmir has gone to Rajouri to complete legal formalities with regard to the three missing persons from Rajouri.

Kumar was responding to a question posed to him with regard to an alleged Shopian fake encounter.

“The Rajouri families filed a missing report and since then, we are trying to evaluate the case through all technical evidences. We have taken the DNA samples of three ‘terrorists’ killed in Shopian encounter which will be sent to Central Laboratory to ascertain the facts,” Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of full dress rehearsal ahead of August 15 celebrations at SK Stadium Srinagar.

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Pertinently, those who have gone missing are 18-year-old Abrar Ahmed Khan son of Bagha Khan, 26-year-old Imtiyaz Hussain son of Sabir Hussain, both residents of Dhar Sakri of Tehsil Qotranka of Rajouri and 21-year-old Abrar Ahmed son of Muhammad Yousuf of Tarkasi village of same Tehsil.

Families of these deceased persons have claimed that those killed in the Amshipora Shopian encounter are these missing youth.

IGP Vijay Kumar said that they are looking at two aspects. “One is matching DNA samples and another is to investigate whether these three persons who had come from Rajouri were in contact with local militants are not. We will examine all the technical evidence that we have,” he said.

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