Further action will be taken after DNA report: DGP

Director General of Police, J&K, Dilbagh Singh on Saturday said that further action in the Shopian encounter case would be taken after receiving the DNA report.

He said that the probe of the army and the police into the case was “moving parallel”.

While replying to a question at a press conference in Rajouri, he said that the DNA report will be received shortly.

He said that the army has conducted the probe so far in a professional manner.

On July 18, the Army had claimed that three militants were killed in Amshipura village in the higher reaches of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

However, the families of the three men from Rajouri identified them as their kin and had filed a police complaint.

Police had taken the DNA samples of three families from Rajouri district on August 14 for matching it with the DNA of the three youths who were killed in Shopian.

“The police probe and Army inquiry is moving in a parallel manner. We are working in our own way and have taken and dispatched DNA samples. The report is expected soon,” Singh told reporters in Rajouri district.

On Friday, the Army said it has found “prima facie” evidence that its troops “exceeded” powers under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and has initiated disciplinary proceedings.

He said the Army has asserted in clear terms that appropriate action will be taken against its personnel in accordance with their culpability.

(with inputs from PTI