CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan in Jammu, where he raised the issue of recent Hokersar encounter with him and demanded an impartial and time-bound probe into the incident.
Three youths – youngest being all of 17 years – from South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts were killed on December 30 inside a house in Hokersar on the outskirts of Srinagar city by the security forces in a joint operation. While police and army claimed they were militants, relatives say they were students and killed in a staged gunfight.
In his meeting with the LG, the CPI (M) leader briefed him about the version of the families of the slain trio and urged him to order an impartial and time-bound probe so that reality comes to the fore, he said in a statement.
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