Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti Sunday said Lt Governor Manoj Sinha should apologise to the families of the persons killed in the Hyderpora encounter as well as to the entire population of Kashmir and called for stringent punishment to those involved in the incident.
Mufti, who led a protest march of her party activists from her Fairview residence at Gupkar Road to the Raj Bhavan here, also demanded that the body of the third person, Amir Margay of Ramban killed in the encounter be returned to the family.
“Innocent people were killed in Hyderpora encounter. As LG is the head of the unified command, he should apologise to the kin of the killed persons and take back the blot on them of being militants or hybrid militants or OGWs. They should return Amir’s body, give compensation and the unified command should seek an apology from the people of Kashmir,” she told reporters.
Mufti demanded a judicial probe into the incident to bring the facts to the fore.
“A judicial inquiry should be conducted and stringent punishment given to those involved in this incident,” she said.
Mufti said there were also doubts whether there was a militant who the Police claim was killed in the encounter.
“We have not seen the body or the face of the fourth person who is being labelled as a militant. We have doubts whether there really was a militant or whether they killed the three civilians unnecessarily,” she said.