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NC, CPI(M) demand probe into Hokarsar encounter

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Wednesday sought time bound inquiry into the circumstances leading to the killing of three persons at an encounter site in Hokarsar area of Srinagar suburbs, saying the justice must be immediately delivered by investigating the matter on impartial, fast track basis.

Party’s Additional Spokesperson Sarah Shah said the versions of police and the family are contradictory.

“The police version is that the trio was militants who refused to surrender during the gunfight were killed, but the version of families of the slain is contradictory to that of the police version. It is for the government now to clear the ambiguity leading to the death of the three persons,” she said.

Meanwhile, CPI(M) leader, M Y Tarigami in a statement said that the incident of killing of three persons in Hokersar area of Lawaypora in Srinagar needs a judicial probe as the families of the slain persons have refuted the allegations of the security forces that they were militants.

“There are unverified reports that they were killed in a fake encounter. If true, this is shocking and must be probed by a sitting High Court judge,” he said.

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