As questions swirl across the Lawaypora encounter, through which three youths had been killed on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir police mentioned on Friday that every one angles had been being investigated whereas reiterating that the killed youths had been over floor staff (OGWs) for terrorists.
In an announcement launched on Friday afternoon, police mentioned that the youths got an opportunity to give up. “Lawaypora Srinagar encounter began with military inputs and finally fructified right into a joint operation of military, CRPF and the police. After the cordon was laid, terrorists lobbed grenades from inside and fired upon the search occasion. Though as per (the) SOP, terrorists had been repeatedly appealed (to) by the troops to give up within the night and once more within the morning. Nonetheless, as a substitute of surrendering, they fired upon troops and finally received neutralised in a firefight.”
The police spokesman mentioned that the claims, made by the mother and father that Aijaz Maqbool Ganai had gone to the college to replenish a type on the day the encounter started, was discovered to be unfaithful after verification and cross checking utilizing trendy strategies, together with finding out the data saved by the telecom division.
“Opposite to the claims, the verified digital proof revealed and corroborated that Aijaz and Ather had gone to Hyderpora and from there to the place of incidence (encounter) solely. Equally, Zubair had gone first to Pulwama, then to Anantnag, then Shopian to Pulwama and at last got here to (the) place of incidence.”
The spokesman mentioned that background checks additionally reveal that Aijaz and Ather Mustaq, each OGWs (over floor staff) variously supplied logistic help to terrorists.
“Antecedents and verifications too present that each had been radically inclined and had aided terrorists of the LeT (now so-called TRF) outfit. One of many OGWs, presently underneath police custody, has additionally corroborated Aijaz’s affiliation with LeT terrorist Faisal Mustaq Baba, who was killed in Meej (Pampore) encounter in June final 12 months. Pertinently, Ather was a relative and OGW of HM (Hizbul Mujahideen) prime commander Rayees Kachroo, who received killed in 2017.
However, (the) police are investigating into the case from all attainable angles,” the spokesperson mentioned.