Farooq Abdullah writes to President of India, seeks time-bound judicial probe into Hyderpora killings

Srinagar, Nov 19 (KNS): The People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) president. Dr Farooq Abdullah has written a letter to the President of India, demanding a time-bound judicial probe into the killing of three civilians in Hyderpora encounter on Monday evening.

In the letter, a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS), Abdullah has said that the tragic incident that took place at Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Monday evening has evoked enormous pubic anger. 

"In this unfortunate Incident three civilians got killed in suspicious circumstances. The Incident calls for a time-bound judicial probe so that true facts are unraveled and brought in public domain. Needles to state that such unfortunate incidents widen the gulf between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the Government of India and, therefore, are to be avoided at any cost," the letter reads. 

It reads: "We would remind Your Excellency that the administration of Jammu and Kashmir is being run in the name of Your Excellency by the Lt. Governor acting as an agent and, therefore, an onerous responsibility is placed on Your Excellency to ensure that the rule of law prevails and the involved erring officials are brought to book and punished under law."

Notably, PAGD president in the letter had also sought the intervention of President of India that bodies of three civilians be returned back to their families so that they can perform their last rites. 

It is pertinent to mention here that the authorities on Thursday night handed over the bodies of two civilians, Altaf Ahmad Bhat and Dr Mudasir Gul, who were killed in an encounter in Hyderpora on Monday evening, to their families after massive outcry and families contesting the police claims. (KNS)

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