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Some people call Shopian encounter staged one on social media to deteriorate situation in Kashmir

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Advisor to Lieutenant Governor Farooq Ahmad Khan Tuesday said some people on social media spread the news about Shopian encounter a fake encounter to “deteriorate situation” in Kashmir.

“Some people call Shopian encounters a staged or fake encounter on social media to deteriorate the situation in Kashmir. I guess these rumours are being spread to deteriorate the situation in Kashmir. We will defeat all the conspiracies of those who want to deteriorate the situation in Kashmir. There are some reports about the missing of three persons. An enquiry has been started and everything will be clear very soon,” he told reporters in Anantnag.

On July 18, the army had said three militants were killed in the higher reaches of Shopian in South Kashmir. However, no further details were shared.

Srinagar-based Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia on Monday issued a brief statement saying the army has noted social media inputs linked to the operations at Shopian on July 18. “The three terrorists killed during the operation have not been identified and the bodies were buried based on established protocols. The army is investigating the matter,” Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

The political parties have been demanding an impartial probe into the alleged encounter to ensure speedy justice.

Regarding the recent militant attack on Sarpanchs, he said security Grid will not only ensure that attack on Sarpanchs and Panchs are stopped but will ensure punishment to the attackers.

“These Sarpanchs had fought elections on non-party dbasis and want development for their villages,” he said.

Meanwhile KNS Correspondent said Advisor Khan enquired about the place of posting of tainted employees of CAPD employees, the status of their enquiries from the Assistant Director CAPD Anantnag. He also sought official record of these employees including service book(KNS)

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