‘Hyderpora Encounter’: High Court Directs Govt. to Exhume Body of Ramban Youth

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Srinagar 27 May: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed the J&K Government to exhume the body of Ramban youth who was killed in an alleged encounter in Hyderpora area of summer capital Srinagar.
Sources told news agency Kashmir Dot Com that the High Court has directed the government to exhume the body of Amir Magray, who was killed in the alleged encounter in Hyderpora along with three others.
If the body is decomposed the government will pay five lakh compensation to Magray’s family. The controversial encounter at Hyderpora in Srinagar led to the killing of a dentist along with his employee, a trader and a militant, a Ramban family was seeking the return of their slain son’s body. Amir Magrey, 20, who was buried in north Kashmir’s Handwara.
Pertinent to mention that the police had permitted exhumation of two bodies of Altaf Ahmad and Dr Gull, who were killed in the “operation”, and their re-burial in their ancestral graveyards in Srinagar.
Head of the SIT, DIG Sujith K Singh at a presser earlier this year said that investigation has revealed that Amir was closely associated with the foreign militant ‘Bilal Bhai’, “who was killed in the operation while trying to flee”.
Amir’s father, Mohammad Latief Magray had filed the petition through counsel Deepika Singh Rajawat in December last year for the exhumation of Amir’s body.(KDC)