KL News Network
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and NC working president Omar Abdullah Tuesday has raised a query whether government will order inquiry in the killing of Khalid Wani, brother of slain HM commander Burhan wani.
In response to order of government announcing ex-gratia to the family of Khalid, Omar tweeted Tuesday evening, “Since the Govt has cleared Burhan’s brother as innocent will there be an inquiry in to how the army killed an innocent person in 2015?”
Pertinently office of the Deputy Commissioner of Pulwama has released a list of 106 victims of death, injury and damage to property. Khalid Wani, the elder brother of Burhan Wani, features at number 9 in the list.
The 25-year-old Khalid was a student of political science at the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
His body was found in the nearby jungles in Tral area of Pulwama district. On the afternoon of April 13, 2015, Khalid had, reportedly, told his mother he was going for a picnic.
The army claimed Khalid had been “operating as an overground worker” for the Hizbul and was killed in an encounter. But his family trashed the army’s claims.
Locals alleged Khalid Wani had been killed because he was Burhan’s brother.
Twenty months later, apparently nullifying the army’s claims, the government’s announcement of relief for Khalid’s family settles the controversy surrounding his death.
Father of slain Burhan in response to announcement has said that ‘government has vindicated my stand.’