Hyderpora Encounter: Families demand bodies of Altaf and Mudasir

Srinagar: Families of two persons killed in Hyderpora encounter and were dubbed as ‘militant associates’ by police Wednesday staged a protest demanding dead bodies of businessman Altaf Ahmed and Doctor Mudasir Gul.

Four persons were killed in Hyderpora encounter. Among the four one was a businessman and commercial building owner Altaf Ahmed while another was his business partner from Rawalpora Srinagar Dr Mudasir Gul.

Families of these slain men are vouching for their innocence saying they had nothing to do with militancy and the claims made by police against them are fabricated and false.

They demanded dead bodies of these two persons should be handed over to families so that they can perform last rites.

“I know my husband very well. He was not an OGW. I know everything about him, and I can tell you with authority that he had no links with militancy. Give the body of my husband back to me,” the wife of slain Dr Mudasir Gul told reporters.

“It is hard to console my little daughter who is looking for her father,” she said carrying an infant in her lap.

The protesting families raised slogans saying brutal killings of innocent people are taking place in Kashmir.

“Today it is my brother, tomorrow it will be somebody else. I ask people to come forward and help us in getting the dead body of Altaf Ahmed who is a reputed businessman and not a militant,” Dr Haneef,the brother of slain Altaf said.

The protesters asked political leaders to hit to roads instead of crying on social media. “I appeal Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Tarigami and others to support and back us and be part of our protest. Help us in getting the dead bodies,” he said.

The protesters said that when IGP himself regretted over the killing of Altaf, why was then he buried in Handwara and why dead body was not handed over to them.

Both Altaf and Mudasir have been buried by the police in far flung Handwara in North Kashmir’s Kupwara citing “law and order”.

“We appeal to the IGP to return the body of Altaf and at the same time we seek LG Manoj Sinha’s intervention too into the issue,” Haneef said.

The families of both the men were carrying placards seeking justice and bodies of Altaf Ahmed and Mudasir Ahmed. (KNT)


Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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