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Amir Magray’s father rejects police probe, moves HC seeking return of his body for burial

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Ramban/Jammu: The father of Amir Magray, one of the four persons killed in the Hyderpora encounter in Srinagar, on Wednesday rejected the police probe which suggested that his son was a militant, and said he is moving the High Court seeking the return of his body.

The special investigation team (SIT) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, probing the Hyderpora encounter, on Tuesday said while one civilian was killed by the “foreign terrorist”, the owner of the building and a local “militant” (Magray) died in the crossfire after being used as a “human shield by the hiding terrorist”.

“I outrightly reject the police probe as my son can never be a militant or a militant supporter,” Magray’s father Mohammad Latief, who has received state award for killing a Lashker-e-Taiba militant in 2007 and several citations for helping security forces to finish militancy from his Gool-Sangaldan block, told PTI.

Latief said he is moving a petition in the Jammu wing of the High Court through his lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat for the return of his son’s body and will also discuss the next course of action.

Rajawat said all the formalities have been completed and they are placing the petition for the return of the body before the registry on Thursday morning.

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