Acting on the direction of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar on an application moved by Mohammad Shafi Malik resident of Arwani, Bijbehara wherein he had stated that one of the slain militant in Ahmed Nagar encounter on 5th December was their kin, the body was exhumed today, a police statement said on Tuesday.
The body of the militant was exhumed in presence of a Magistrate and the relatives identified him as Shahid-ul-Islam Malik son of Mohammad Shafi Malik resident of Arwani, Bijbehara, the statement said.
The body has been handed over to the kins for last rites.
It is pertinent to mention here that two militants were killed in an encounter on 5th December when a Santro car was stopped by the police.
“The militants travelling in the car had fired on the police. One militant was killed in retaliatory fire. Another who took refuge in a cow shed was killed after 3 hours gun battle in which two cops had also got injured,” the statement said.
“One of the slain militants was identified as Qari Asrar while the other militant was today identified by his family. A Special Investigation Team has been formed to trace the third militant who has escaped in a white Santro car in which all the three militants were boarding before the incident,” it added.