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Shopian encounter: DNA samples of parents matched with slain trio: IGP Kashmir

"Will take further course of action, complete legal formalities"


Srinagar, Sep 25 (KNS): Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar Friday said that DNA sample results of parents of three youth from Rajouri matched with those killed in Amshipora, Shopian.
He also said police will now take further course of action.
Taking to media persons at police control room, IGP said, " The DNA sample results of three families of Rajouri have matched with those killed in Amshipora, Shopian. We will take further course of action and complete remaining formalities,” he said according to KNS correspondent.
Police had collected six DNA samples from the parents of three slain youth killed in Amshipora, Shopian on July 18. Later after their families alleged that they are their kin, a police team from Kashmir visited Rajouri and collected DNA samples of their parents.
The statement of IGP holds significance as after a gap of 40 days the DNA samples matched between the families and the slain youth.
The army had ordered a court of inquiry while police and the administration had been probing the case separately.
On September 18, in a brief statement, the Army had stated that the Shopian operation contravened the dos and don’ts of the Chief of Army Staff approved by the Supreme Court.
“The inquiry has brought out certain prima facie evidence indicating that during the operation, powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded and the Do’s and Don’ts of Chief of Army Staff as approved by the Supreme Court have been contravened. Consequently, the competent disciplinary authority has directed to initiate disciplinary proceedings under the Army Act against those found prima-facie answerable,” the statement reads..
The families of slain youth had demanded immediate exhumation of the bodies for proper burial at Rajouri. (KNS)