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    DNA confirms identity of three labourers killed by Army in Shopian

    Written by Bashaarat Masood
    , Arun Sharma
    | Srinagar/jammu |

    Updated: September 26, 2020 7:43:06 am





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    Political parties in the Valley, meanwhile, hit out at what they said was murder “in cold blood”

    THE samples of the three labourers from Rajouri in J&K, who were killed in an encounter in Shopian by the on July 18 and labelled as “terrorists”, have matched those of their families, (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said Friday.

    The confirmation comes days after the Army said that its inquiry into the killings in Amshipora village “prima facie” found that the soldiers involved had exceeded their powers under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (), and that disciplinary action would be taken.

    “We have received the (result of) DNA samples today. They are matching…Now, we will take further action, we will take forward the investigations,” IGP Kumar said.

    Read| Army to take action after probe confirms 3 killed in encounter were missing labourers

    Following the confirmation, the families of the slain labourers — Abrar Ahmed (25), Imtiyaz Ahmed (20) and Mohammed Ibrar (16) — demanded that the victims' bodies be exhumed and handed over to them, and those behind the killings be arrested.

    Political parties in the Valley, meanwhile, hit out at what they said was…

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