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Chopan was killed in fake encounter: Hizb

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Srinagar, : Hizb-ul-Mujahideen on Tuesday said that Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, Hizb militant was killed in a fake encounter, terming the police statement over his killing as ‘baseless’.
In a tele-statement to KNS, Hizb operational spokesman, Burhan-ud-din quoted its field commander, Muhammad Bin Qasim said that Chopan who was affiliated with Hizb didn’t try to escape from the Police station Tral but he was killed in a fake encounter.Earlier on Monday, police had said that Chopan was killed after tried to escape from Tral Police Station after the militants’ lobbed grenade at the Police Station.
He said that “in 2013, Shakeel Ahmad Pathan alias Ubaid, one of associate was also killed in fake encounter at Kangan.”
Condemning the killing of Chopan, Qasim appealed international human rights organizations to take note over the HR violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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