Pulwama family writes to Lt Governor, requests to return dead body of their kin, conduct enquiry

Pulwama Dec 31 : The family members of Aijaz Ahmad Ganair, a slain militant from Putrigam Pulwama on Thursday requested Jammu and Kashmir government to handover his body for its burial in their ancestral graveyard.

They also requested him to conduct an enquiry in this regard by constituting a team of impartial officers so that we can get justice.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to have killed three militants including a son of a police officer in an 18-hour long encounter at Lawaypora area of Srinagar outskirts. However, families of the trio slain militants claimed innocence of their wards while staging protest demonstrations outside Police Control Room Srinagar.

As per the family, the trio had left their home to submit forms at Kashmir University and at some tuition center.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, family members of Aijaz urged Jammu and Kashmir government to hand over their son to them so that they can bury him at their ancestral graveyard.

They said “Now the only thing I want is to bury my son in his ancestral graveyard so that his sisters can visit him and pray for his soul”.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh Thursday said that he has no reason to dispute what a senior army official has stated about Lawaypora encounter in which three “militants were killed”, but added that police will “still investigate the claims made by families of the slain trio.” (PTK)