HC asks govt to exhume body of Ramban youth killed in Hyderpora
Slain Ramban youth Amir Magray

SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed the J&K Government to exhume the body of Ramban youth who was killed in an alleged “encounter” last year in Hyderpora area of summer capital Srinagar.

Sources told news agency Kashmir Dot Com that the High Court has directed the government to exhume the body of Amir Magray, who was killed in the alleged encounter in Hyderpora along with three others.

“If the body is decomposed, the government will pay Rs. five lakh compensation to Magray’s family,” said the High Court and directed the government to facilitate the transportation of the mortal remains to his hometown.

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The controversial encounter at Hyderpora in Srinagar led to the killing of a dentist along with his employee, a trader and a militant.

It is pertinent to mention that the police had permitted the exhumation of two bodies of Altaf Ahmad and Dr Gull, who were killed in the “operation”, and their re-burial in their ancestral graveyards in Srinagar.

Following the encounter, the Ramban family was seeking the return of their slain son’s body, which was buried in north Kashmir’s Handwara district.

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Head of the SIT, DIG Sujith K Singh at a presser earlier this year said that investigation has revealed that Amir was closely associated with the foreign militant ‘Bilal Bhai’, “who was killed in the operation while trying to flee”.

Amir’s father, Mohammad Latief Magray, had filed the petition through counsel Deepika Singh Rajawat in December last year for the exhumation of Amir’s body.

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