Slain youth in Hokersar encounter buried in presence of family members, no logic to handover bodies now: IGP Kashmir

‘Data reveals their involvement in militancy, probe still on’

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range  , Vijay Kumar on Monday said that bodies recovered at the  Hokarsar encounter site  were buried in presence of their family members and there was no logic in handing over the bodies to the families after their burial.

Claiming that  collected 60% data reveals their involvement in militancy and were providing logistic support and in next ten days after some more data would be collected, the IGP Kashmir said, “We will convince their families regarding involvement of their kins”.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of road safety week function in Srinagar, IGP Kashmir said ‘on the directions of Ministery of Home Affairs, Road safety week is celebrated across country and in collaboration with public and journalists we will make it successful with an intention to aware people about traffic rules as thousands of people die due to accidents’.

The IGP Kashmir said, “Whenever the incidents like grenade attack, pistol shooting or IED blasts happen, there has been seen involvement of militant associates’ maximum times in these incidents. Yesterday, in Anantnag, we arrested a youth with pistol and grenade who was planning to kill someone with the help of technical and human resource support. We are at it and it is our top priority as well.”

On being asked about the demand of the body by father of one of those killed in the encounter, he said that almost sixty percent data reveals their involvement and as the covid restrictions are still in force and people get emotional during burial of militants. “Handing over of bodies will result in amalgamation of people and will result in breaking of covid protocol,” he added.

Regarding January 26 arrangements, he said that the militants would try to disrupt but police will ensure all such attempts will be foiled (KINS).