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Man accused in Saderkoot Bala massacre sent to judicial custody

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Srinagar, May 08: A local court in Bandipora on Wednesday sent one of the accused in Saderkoot Bala massacre case to judicial custody.

An official said that Wali Mohammad Mir, son of Mohammad Maqsood Mir, a resident of Saderkoot Bala was produced before Principal District and Sessions court Bandipora after he was arrested by the police yesterday.

He said that Mir was sent to judicial custody by the judge. “He has been sent to Kupwara district jail and police has been directed to produce him on 11 May for hearing of the case,” he said.

Police had arrested Mir near Barwala Kangan Tuesday. He was evading arrest from last 23 years and was wanted in infamous Saderkoot Bala massacre case of 1996.

Seven persons, including two women, were killed allegedly by government gunmen on October 05, 1996, at Saderkoot Bala village

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