Shopian Killings: Police version

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday in a Statement said that on the basis of the docket received from the army it is learnt that the MVCP of army located near Pahnoo in Shopian was fired upon from a swift vehicle. The army retaliated in which a militant was killed and three individuals who were accompanying the said militant in the vehicle also succumbed to their injuries.

The spokesman said that consequently the police reached on the spot and initiated medico-legal formalities and seized the weapon. Investigation of the case has been taken up. The bodies have been handed over to the legal heirs.

Further, the identity of the militant has been ascertained as Amir Ahmed Malik son of Bashir Ahmed Malik resident of Harmeen belonging to a banned LeT outfit. He was active since July 2017, Police added.

Earlier, a body of another civilian was found at Pahnoo village of south Kashmir’s  Shopian taking the death toll in army firing to five.

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