Several areas in Gool put under restrictions

Family from Sangaldan demands body of slain son
Several areas in Gool put under restrictions
The restrictions were imposed to thwart any protest by the family of slain demanding mortal remains. [File]GK Photo

Ramban: In order to maintain law and order in areas of Gool in Ramban district, local administration Wednesday imposed restrictions in various pockets here. Additional District Magistrate Ramban imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPc in some areas of Sub Division Gool.

“In order to maintain law and order and public tranquility, Additional District Magistrate Ramban, Harbans Lal Sharma has imposed restrictions under section 144 CrPc in Farmote Sangaldan and Seripora area of Sub Division Gool on 17-11-2021 (Wednesday) 9 am onwards till further orders,” .

The Senior Superintendent of Police, Ramban has been asked to ensure the implementation of order in letter and spirit. The restrictions were put in place, two days after a youth Muhammad Amir Magray from Seripura Sangaldan was killed in an encounter at Hyderpora in Srinagar on Monday evening, who as per police was an associate of a foreign militant who was also killed in the encounter.

However, Amir’s family from Seripura Sangaldan area of Gool has denied this claim and said their son was innocent while demanding his body.

It may be mentioned that in the Hyderpora encounter, two Srinagar men, including a building owner and a doctor, who as per police was an Over Ground Worker (OGW), were killed in the anti-militancy operation, a claim which the family has denied.

Similarly, the family and relatives of Amir in a video statement claimed that "he had gone to Kashmir eleven months back and since then he was working at a shop in Hyderpora area".

Amir’s father, Muhammad Lateeif Magaray said that his son was in regular touch with his family members, relatives and friends in Seripura Sangaldan and used to make phone calls to them regularly.

“On Tuesday morning we received information that Amir was killed in an encounter at Hyderpora Srinagar. Family members along with some locals rushed to Police Control Room Srinagar to collect the dead body of Amir. They informed us that police has refused to hand over the body by saying that Amir was a militant” said Magaray.

The family of Amir has appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and higher ups of Jammu and Kashmir Police to handover his body for proper burial. The family and relatives said they will hit the streets in case Amir’s body was not handed over to them.

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