Sunday, 29 Jul 2012

Srinagar, July 29: The Bandipora “fake encounter”, in which a local youth Hilal Ahmad Dar was killed, was orchestrated by 27 RR of army in connivance with one of its informers.
The circumstantial and technical evidence to this effect have been collected by police besides the eyewitness accounts about the chronology of the “conspiracy”.

Police has completed its investigation in the case after arresting two persons including an army informer who played a key role in staging the encounter.

A senior police officer said they have solved the case and are have solid evidence in terms of investigation and technical inputs to prove their claim.
Giving details of the case, police said army informer, Muhammed Ramzan Lone alias Rameez, a resident of Aloosa Bandipora, obtained two weapons from Army in the month of March. “Later, Ramzan handed over the weapons to Hilal as he lured him to join militancy after seeing his inclination.”
According to police, Ramzan asked Hilal to recruit one more boy who would be helpful to receive group of foreign militants in near future.
Later, Hilal contacted one Nazir Ahmad Bhat who happens to be a former militant. “He somehow convinced Nazir to become a militant.”
Hilal was known to Ramzan since childhood as both were brought up in the same locality.
“On the intervening night of July 24 and 25,” official said, “Hilal accompanied by Nazir went to nearby Halmathpora forests in Aloosa Bandipora to receive the so-called group of militants as told by Ramzan.
“Ramzan was in touch with Hilal and Army. The call detail analysis of their cell phones clearly proves that.”
Instead of finding the militants, Hilal and Nazir were face to face with an army contingent which had laid ambush in the forest.
“The army turned on search lights and opened indiscriminate fire at them. Hilal got killed on spot while Nazir managed to escape.”
The official said police has also traced Nazir. “A weapon has been recovered from him as well. Ramzan, the army informer who lured him and Hilal, is also behind bars.”
“The whole drama was orchestrated by 27 RR and Ramzan. Police has collected all circumstantial and technical evidence besides eyewitness accounts of the chronology of this conspiracy.”
DIG North Kashmir could not be reached for his comment on the issue as he did not respond to repeated phone calls.


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