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We are open to correction if anything has gone wrong: DGP

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Srinagar: On a day the Lt. Governor ordered a magisterial probe into the Hyderpora encounter in which four persons were killed, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said the “police is open to correction if anything has gone wrong”.

Earlier in the day, LG Manoj Sinha ordered a time bound magisterial probe into Monday’s Hyderpora encounter in which, according to the police, “a foreign terrorist”, his “local associate” (Amir Magray), Altaf Ahmad (owner of the building where the encounter took place) and Dr Mudasir (tenant), were killed.

Families of the building owner, Altaf Ahmad, Dr Mudasir and Amir Magray have demanded their bodies to be returned so that the last rites could be performed.

The families also challenged the authorities to prove that the civilians had anything to do with militancy.

All the four persons slain in the Hyderpora encounter were buried by the authorities in north Kashmir Handwara Tehsil after the demand of the families to return the bodies was turned down.

Dilbag Singh (DGP) told some reporters, “We will look into the demands of the families. We are open to corrections if anything has gone wrong. A police probe will also find out what went wrong.

“We will find out what happened in the Hyderpora encounter. We are for the safety of people and will not shy away from a probe,” he said as per a wire agency.

All mainstream politicians, including three former chief ministers (Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti), Sajad Gani Lone of the Peoples Conference and Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami of the CPI-M have demanded an impartial probe into the incident.

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