Closure of Bandipora Encounter Case, A Shameful Act: Geelani

KL Desk

Srinagar

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani has expressed grief over the closure report of police over the allegedly staged encounter at Bandipora. He also expressed sadness over indicting only the informer and acquitting forces from the gruesome murder.

He said that Hilal Ahmad Dar was killed by the informer Mohammad Ramzan who was in nexus with  27 RR.

“It is a shameful act in which police has accorded clean chit to forces and acquitted them from this murder. Though the Armed forces have privileges under the garb of AFSPA and Disturbed Area Act and enjoy impunity to kill anybody but in the case of Hilal Ahmad police could have identified the assassins in uniform, instead police exhibited their timidity and fear and closed the case”.

In a tele statement from Delhi Geelani said: “The case resembles that of Machil fake encounter in which Major K S Gill and his company was responsible. The stage for this gruesome murder was plotted and the said convicted officer was in search of a scapegoat, in order to get un due promotion. Major Gill had supplied the arms and lured  the said informer with incentives for  this killing. He managed him to get out of the home and in the mean while army forces had laid an ambush. They arrested Hilal and was fired upon”, the statement read.

Accusing the state police, Geelani said that the case was clear and even police was very clear about the case but left it in midway thus proved that police force is not trust worthy and has no moral character to say a little truth.

Asserting that unless the world bodies take cognizance and the case along with similar other cases are verified and due investigation is done, “this and Machil type of massacres will continue to occur.”
Meanwhile Geelani has expressed grief over the brutal gang rape of young girl in Delhi and suggested that the accused in the said case be dealt under  Islamic Law.

In his statement, Geelani said the people in India are adopting the double standard and come on streets to protest against this, ‘but in Jammu and Kashmir during last two decades such incidents are common and not a single person protested and nor the accused were brought to book’.

Citing the examples of Kunan Poshpora , Chanpora, Jigerpora and Shopian double murder and rape cases of Asiya and Neelofar , Geelani said ,though the accused were identified but were let free and no one was penalised or punished for the crime and added that  even the then home minister L K Adwani  declared that the forces cannot be convicted otherwise their ‘’morale will be at stake. “Even the Home minster added if the forces are indicted ,they cannot ,’’serve‘’ the nation”, he said

The aging leader while expressing  heartfelt sympathy for the victim  said, ‘we feel deep pain for this ,but the people of India should raise their voice and protest  in the same way they  have expressed for this case in Delhi.

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