Srinagar encounter: Family of injured ‘militant’ claim he is civilian, police to probe

By: Express News Service | Srinagar |

Published: February 7, 2020 11:03:19 pm





Security forces at the site of the encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

Two days after top security officials said that a “Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK)” militant, Umar Fayaz, was injured during a shootout on the outskirts of Srinagar in which two militants and a CRPF man was killed, the J&K Police Friday said that they are investigating claims of family member of the injured saying he was a “civilian”.

“We are investigating the matter. I will talk to him myself. Whatever are the facts of investigation we will go as per the ground,” SSP Srinagar Haseeb Mughal said Friday during a press conference, when he was asked about the claim made by the family.

He also that the police has nothing to hide and “whatever the facts would be, we will bring truth to fore.”

Two militants and a CRPF man were killed after a shootout on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday morning. While security officials said that another “terrorist” was injured in the shootout, the family member of the injured said he was a “civilian”.

His family members claim that Fayaz, a resident of Srinagar’s Lawaypora, was at his shop outside his home…

Continue Reading This Article At The Indian Express

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here