After the alleged fake encounter of three youths by security forces in Shopian on July 18 and suspicious death of a man in Sopore, former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah urged Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene in both these cases.
Omar’s statement comes after the family members of the three youths allegedly appealed for a fair probe in the case following which the J&K L-G assured them justice.
“The administration can’t possibly win back the confidence of the people if “encounters” like Shopian or suspicious deaths like Sopore are allowed to pass without the facts being established and guilt, when determined, fully punished. Manoj Sinha must intervene in both these cases,” Omar said in a tweet.
‘L-G Manoj Sinha must intervene in both these cases’
“Separate investigations are going on in the Army and the administration regarding the case. I assure you that no injustice will be done”, said L-G Manoj Sinha.
The encounter had taken place on July 18 and was conducted after the local Army unit and the Jammu and Kashmir Police receiving inputs. Later, the CRPF also joined in the operation.
Meanwhile, according to , a 30 years old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Sopore.
As per the local media reports, the dead body was found in the paddy fields of Model town Sopore and the deceased was identified as Nameez Ahmad Yatoo.
Indian Army begins probe
Meanwhile, the Indian Army has begun its probe and has started recording statements in connection with the alleged fake encounter in Sopore area.
The probe was ordered after the relatives of three youths filed missing person report in the local police station after they were unable to establish contact with their kin on July 17.
As per their family members, the youths were involved in apple and walnut trading and had informed their families that they had got a rented accommodation at Ashimpora in Shopian. ( Times Now )