Srinagar, Dec 28: Police today said that apart from a foreign militant, a local youth from Jammu region had been staying with the foreigner since long while as both were using the chamber of Dr Mudasir Gul as a “hide-out.”
Police said that the local youth from Jammu Amir Magray was a militant and he had lied about presence of foreign militant in the building while the building owner was made a “human shield by foreign militant who got killed in a cross-fire.”
Flanked by Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, at Police Control Room (PCR), DIG Central Kashmir Sujit Kumar Singh, while giving a detailed presentation about the investigations carried out into the Hyderpora encounter during a press conference said that the CCTV footage and other evidences show that building owner Altaf was used as a human shield by the foreign militant Bilal Bhai, who was living in Dr Mudasir Gul’s chamber along with Amir Magray.
The DIG, who was heading the SIT into the Hyderpora encounter, said that CCTV footage, showed that Dr Mudasir Gul was travelling with the foreign militant in his vehicle in Srinagar city.
“The footage and other evidences showed that Amir Magray had accompanied the foreign militant during Jamalata Srinagar attack. Amir would often travel to Bandipora and Gurez, an angle which is still under investigation,” DIG Singh said.
He said that prima-facie evidence showed that Dr Mudasir Gul was shot dead by the foreign militant on the directions “possibly from across.” “The investigations revealed that building owner Altaf Bhat was made human shield by foreign militant and that he was killed in a cross fire,” said the DIG.
He added that Amir Magray was a militant. “He had gone to a Darul Uloom Rahimiya to study but left studies mid-way. He would frequently visit Bandipora and Gurez”.
“Two pistols and four magazines were recovered from the encounter site,” the DIG said. He said that the family of building owner hasn’t given them proper reply as to who was living on the rent, what was their rent payment system, rent deed etc. “There are no satisfactory details from Altaf’s family,” he said. The DIG said that some reports are still awaited as samples have been sent to Delhi and Chandigarh laboratories.
Meanwhile, the Home Department today said that it has received the inquiry report regarding Hyderpora encounter and the same has been sent to the concerned Judicial Magistrate.
The department in statement said that District Magistrate has been advised to send the report to Judicial magistrate under section 190 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, as mandated under law.
The statement read that an inquiry to ascertain the facts and circumstances and the cause of death regarding firing incident at Hyderpora, during the intervening November 15 and 16, 2021, was ordered to be conducted by the ADM Srinagar.
“The inquiry report has been received by the Government and the District Magistrate has been advised to send the report to the Judicial Magistrate having jurisdiction under Section 190 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, as mandated under law,” it read.
Four persons were killed in an alleged encounter in Hyderpora area of Srinagar on the intervening night of November 15 and 16 this year.