Why uprightness eludes a victims of Pathribal adopt encounter?

Protests raze in Brariaangan outpost of Anantnag to pitch a 14th Anniversary Pathribal adopt confront victims. (Express archive)

With a Supreme Court reason a counterclaim vicious a army’s welfare to liberate a officers and organization indicted in a Pathribal adopt encounter, family of those killed in a confront wish their 17-year-long assault for uprightness will shortly come to an end. Earlier a JK High Court had summarily liberated a counterclaim of a plant families conflicting a army’s decision. The organization were surpassing chargesheeted by CBI for abduction and murder of 5 civilians in a adopt confront and destroying a evidence.

There have been several attempts to derail a inspect and impede uprightness ever given a extrinsic night of Mar 24 and 25 in 2000, when 5 villagers were killed and dubbed as unknown militants thankful for a slay of 36 Sikh villagers in Chittisinghpora on Mar 20, 2000.

There were 3 vicious incidents that shook Kashmir that open – Chittisinghpora massacre, Pathribal adopt confront and Brakapora killings. So when a army quiescent to bury a Pathribal adopt confront box in provoke of an eager justification collected by a CBI, it was prejudiced of a pattern.

A elect of scrutiny led by a late Supreme Court decider had indicted CRPF and Police with murder in Brakpora murdering box that had taken place days after Pathribal adopt encounter. Nine protestors, who were killed during Brakpora in Anantnag, were family of Pathribal adopt confront victims and were captious a inspect into a adopt encounter. Both a State and a Central governments refused to take mutation conflicting a certainty officials, who were found endangered in a Brakpora killings.

The epicentre of this impunity, however, personally lies in a proceed a organization didn’t grant a convincing inspect to find out a genuine spirit of a perpetrators of a Chittisinghpora massacre.

For 17 years, this compare has extensively isolated a twists and turns of these 3 incidents that took place within a fortnight. The Chittisinghpora massacre, Pathribal adopt confront and a Brakpora expulsion on protestors have spin black of desecration and release in Kashmir.

The Chittisinghpora massacre:

On Mar 20, 2000, while President Bill Clinton arrived on a revisit to New Delhi, misleading gunmen donning army fatigues had lined adult 35 Sikh in front of a Gurdwara wall in a remote South Kashmir outpost and killed them. Though nobody had a reason for a constant spirit of a killers or their motive, a timing of this disrespectful act of confinement coinciding Clinton’s India plead had already triggered an Indo-Pak defamation game. Although New Delhi had vehemently indicted militants for this slay and blamed Pakistan for connivance in this terrible act, Clinton had refrained from blaming anybody in his condemnation. A day after a massacre, a thereafter National Security Advisor (NSA) Brajesh Mishra had conspicuous that there was “absolute proof” of a Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen’s dilemma in this massacre. Islamabad, meanwhile, didn’t customarily countermand a role; they blamed a Indian army instead.

Protesters reason signs captious uprightness for a deceased.   (Express archive)

On a martial in Kashmir, however, there was a foe to solve a perplexity behind a spirit of a killers, generally before a thenUnion Home Minister L K Advani’s revisit to a slay site, 5 days later, on Mar 25, 2000. Hours brazen of Advani’s visit, a army and a JK troops claimed to have solved a case. Senior officers from army and a JK Police told Advani that a “five Lashkar-e-Toiba mercenaries thankful for a slay had been distant in a surgical operation launched by 7 Rashtriya Rifles and a inner troops a before night”. This communication took place in an open domain in Chittisighpora where a special arrangement of a “operation” for Advani was organized. This compare was also donation there.

But even Colonel Ajay Saxena (then Commanding Officer 7 RR) and Deputy Superintendent of Police Tajinder Singh explained a ‘‘operation’’ with a assistance of an unconstrained site map to a thereafter Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and a thereafter Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, a frankness of a confront was already underneath a cloud of suspicion. And when a army and troops officers stood for a group-photograph with Advani, twin tip troops officers donation there stayed away. The story of a Pathribal encounter, however, had been smoothly crafted, and during a time both JK and a executive organization publicly vouched for a authenticity.

Advani, in fact, congratulated a troops and army for a operation, mindful “the butchers of Chittisinghpora have been eliminated’’. There was an commercial of vast income capacity to a officers of army and troops endangered in a “operation’’.

The news of a “encounter” had been worn parallel in Srinagar and New Delhi. While Zonal Police dwelling Kashmir expelled a press matter claiming that 5 Pakistani Lashkar terrorists thankful for Chittisinghpora slay have been distant in a dilemma RR-Police operation, a thereafter Union Home Secretary Kamal Pandey gave a matching matter in New Delhi.

The initial claim:

Here is how a army and a troops had described a Pathribal confront as an vicious anti-terrorist operation: “The troops had arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen martial , Mohammad Yaqoob Wagay, from his maternal uncle’s chateau in a outpost circuitously Chittisinghpora. Wagay, according to a survivors, had been consequent a organization of 17 to 18 militants wearing army uniform to a outpost and a survivors had even identified him. It is conspicuous a villager, Bittu, who initial saw him had even asked him as to what was he doing with a “armymen”. Bittu was thereafter killed to costume Wagay’s dilemma in a massacre.

A dilemma organization of 17 inner and unknown militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba had come to Chittisinghpora in a eve of Mar 20 and taken Wagay along to control a massacre. Wagay was user as an regretful of a Hizbul Mujahideen for a past one year and had been incharge of a wireless territory in a area. Wagay was arranging food and reserve for a militants in a area that is how a Sikh villagers knew about his martial connections. Wagay has already identified a 5 inner Hizbul Mujahideen militants and 6 foreigners of a Lashkar. The militants had detached into 3 groups after tour a slay site and one organization was dark in this outpost that was private low inside Chattergul valley, around 20 km divided from Chittisinghpora.

We had been user on Wagay’s leads for a past few days. In fact, he had given us clues of a few illusive hideouts. Yesterday afternoon, we viewed a specific contention per a appearance of one of a martial groups in outpost Panchalthan in Pathribal area. The outpost was cordoned off during around 2 am and a initial strike was dynamic with a dark militants during a initial light. It was a dilemma operation of a troops and a Rashtriya Rifles and was led by Col. Ajay Saxena. The militants uninterrupted heat and in a surreptitious confront that lasted for 5 hours, all a 5 militants were killed.”

First cracks in a executive critique of a Pathribal confront :

The initial cracks in a executive critique of a Pathribal confront started rising soon. Five organization had left empty from villages Brarianagan and Halan in a outpost and Anantnag town. The families of twin among these empty organization (both named Juma Khan) in Brariangan outpost had conspicuous that army organization came to their chateau in a core of a night and took them away. The family of Zahoor Ahmad Dalal, a 22-year-old shopkeeper, who went empty from Anantnag city too had conspicuous that a army organization took him away.

The story behind a Pathribal adopt confront started to exhibit when a villagers of Panchalthan talked about a obscure resources in that these 5 organization were killed on Zontengri peak. Contrary to a organization explain that there was a five-hour-long gun battle, a villagers had conspicuous that these organization were killed in cold blood and was inspected off as an encounter. Suspicion of sinister play was offer strengthened by a proceed a 5 organization had been buried. The army and troops officers endangered in a ‘‘operation’’ had sought a assistance of inner villagers to speed adult a burial. The organization were buried in graveyards during Vuzkhah, Sumlam and Chogamm villages, that were miles apart.

Police stop Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front or (JKLF) arch Mohammad Yasin Mailk with his supporters during a critique in Srinagar. (Express archive)

There was adequate theory that a organization were killed in a stage-managed confront during Pathribal and dubbed as unknown militants thankful for a Chittisinghpora slay competence be a 5 villagers who had left empty after being picked adult by a soldiers. The family of a 5 empty organization came out on streets and a protests crafty conflicting Anantnag district, forcing a organization to method a approved enquiry. This did not infer a protesters and as they marched towards a intermediary commissioner’s business on Apr 3, 2000, Police and Central Reserve Police Force uninterrupted heat and killed 9 among them. Some of a killed protesters were tie family of a 5 empty villagers.

Exhuming a truth:

Under vicious open pressure, a JK organization immediately swinging Senior Superintendent of Police and a Station House Officer besides organization exhumation of a bodies and a unbroken DNA sampling to discern their discernible identities.

Three days later, on Apr 6, 2000 a organization of plead experts from Government Medical College, Srinagar arrived during Pathribal area to trowel a bodies and take samples for DNA tests.

On a day of exhumation, a family of a empty organization had collected as a graves were dug up. And before a graves were opened, a family had given a list of apparatus like a panoply that a empty organization were wearing, a ring on a finger, a watch on another’s wrist. This compare was announce to a whole exhumation process.

Nazir Ahmad Dalal, whose nephew Zahoor Ahmad Dalal was among a 5 empty organization had told a officials that Zahoor was wearing a maroon sweater. As a grave was opened, a initial thing to come out was a half-burnt maroon sweater.

When a successive grave was opened, a physique was immediately identified as that of Juma Khan from Brari Angan village. Khan’s widow, Roshan Jan, started crying, as shortly as her husband’s physique was taken out. She had identified a bearded chin and nose, nonetheless Khan’s face was not clearly recognisable. There was another Juma Khan, who was identified by his family by a ring he still wore on his finger.

As a exhumation finished and a bodies were buried again, a law about a Pathribal confront was already out. The regulation of a DNA samples were indispensable customarily for approved purposes. This apparent mutation towards dispensing uprightness to a 5 victims of Pathribal adopt confront had calmed tempers. But once a protests subsided, there were uninformed attempts to derail a process.

Attempts to derail Pathribal adopt confront probe:

On Feb 26, 2001, a Hyderabad laboratory wrote to JK Police, mindful that samples pretended to be of a ladylike family of one of a plant were indeed belonged to a male. In another case, samples from a ladylike family were stoical of a blood of twin conflicting men. The organization isolated a Hyderabad lab’s news for a year. It was customarily on Mar 8, 2002, that a thereafter CM Farooq Abdullah finished a matter in a JK assembly, reason that officials had tampered with a DNA samples.

Meanwhile, Justice S. R. Pandian Commission set adult by JK Government to scrutinize into a Barakpora expulsion occurrence (when troops and CRPF uninterrupted heat during villagers protesting conflicting a Pathribal adopt encounter, murdering 9 villagers and injuring a dozen others) submitted a news on Oct 27, 2000. While strongly indicting troops and CRPF in “murder of peaceable protestors”, Justice Pandian, who also examined a causes that led to a occurrence during Brakpora, conspicuous that a “direct bottom causes” were associated to a “faked confront killings in Pathribal”.

Subsequently, a thereafter Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag concurred that Pathribal confront was adopt on Apr 9, 2001. Quoting a news submitted by JK Police’s Special Investigating Team, he resolved that a 5 organization (killed in a entertainment managed encounter) were guileless and systematic extend of Rs 1 lakh as ex gratia use to successive of their kin.

On Mar 15, 2002, a thereafter CM Farooq Abdullah systematic an scrutiny headed by late High Court Judge G. A. Kuchay and pledged that all those found thankful for tampering with justification would be prosecuted and punished. Dr. Balbir Kaur (of Forensic Medicine chapter of Government Medical College Srinagar) and 5 others were suspended, indeterminate a Kuchai Commission report.

Fresh DNA samples were collected and sent for analysis. The JK Government finally finished a news of a Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Kolkatta open on Jul 16, 2002 and it dynamic a law behind a Pathribal adopt encounter. “It has been clearly dynamic that a gone were not unknown terrorists as claimed by a army who led a operations, yet they were guileless civilians,’’ a news concluded.

On Dec 12, 2002, G.A. Kuchai Commission submitted a report, indicting a organization agencies – plead organization and troops – for a fudging of a DNA samples.

The final blow:

The final blow to a government’s credit came when a Anantnag Police itself irreproachable Mohammad Yousuf Wagay alias Chatti Guru after months of investigation. Wagay, a inner milkman, was picked adult a few days after a Chittisinghpora slay by a troops for allegedly “guiding” a killers to a village. Then Union Home Secretary Kamal Panday had announced his catch in New Delhi and a Police and Rashtriya Rifles had claimed that shaped on Wagay’s “leads”, they had killed 5 Lashkar terrorists thankful for Chittisinghpora slay during Pathribal. Nine months later, Anantnag Police approved that a troops have no assenting justification to chargesheet Wagay and that they have reduced a allot from churned murders to “trying to moment a recognition (CrPC 107/151)’’. The catch of Wagay alias Chatti Guru was modernized by a wireless outline of a Superintendent of Police (SOG) seeking for a locality of Wagay, who had been taken by Dy SP Tajender Singh from a SOG stay to an conflicting destination.

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKFL) stages a peacefull critique conflicting murdered guileless Kashmiris during Pathribal in 2000. (Express archive)

Wagay had no martial tie and it was transparent that he had been framed to sequence a initial executive comment for both a Chittisinghpora slay and a Pathribal adopt encounter.

This compare interviewed Wagay on November, 19, 2000 while he was in collateral control after his father had requested a troops to keep him behind bars for his possess safety. ‘‘They (the government) destitute my life and finished me a plant given they wanted to display that they have solved a slay of Sikhs in Chittisinghpora,’’ he had told The Indian Express.

Now that it was dynamic that Wagay was framed, and a 5 organization who had been killed during Pathribal and dubbed as unknown militants were inner villagers abducted from their homes, a story of Chittisinghpora slay had incited murky.

On Oct 31, 2000, a thereafter CM Farooq Abdullah had announced to set adult a approved elect headed by Justice Pandian to inspect Chittsinghpora slay as good as Pathribal adopt encounter. Justice Pandian had already finished an scrutiny into Brakpora expulsion and associated it to Pathribal adopt encounter. Abdullah, however, altered his mind within weeks and a approved elect to display a perplexity behind Chittisinghpora was never set up. The JK Government handed over a Pathribal confront box to CBI in Jan 2003.

The CBI inspect into Pathribal adopt encounter:

After years of inspect by doubt officer Ashok Kalra, a CBI submitted a chargesheet on May 9, 2006, substantiating that a confront was stage-managed and a 5 organization who had been killed were guileless civilians. The CBI called it a “cold-blooded” tract by Army officers that endangered fraud, forgery and compulsion of witnesses.

Here are a pivotal excerpts from a CBI chargesheet:

* The Army territory of 7 Rashtriya Rifles during Khundroo, Anantnag, were underneath unconstrained psychological effect to display regulation after a slay of 36 Sikhs during Chhittisinghpora on Mar 20, 2000. Col Ajay Saxena, thereafter Major B P Singh, Major Sourabh Sharma, Subedar Idrees Khan and other organization of 7RR hatched a assailant shop-lifting to collect adult some guileless persons and stage-manage an confront to emanate an clarity that a militants thankful for a Chhittisinghpora killings had been neutralised.

* Mirza Noori conspicuous 10 to 12 persons entered her chateau during about 1 am [March 23-24, 2000] and took divided her father [Jumma Khan, 55] during gunpoint. They were all dressed in Army uniform and wholly armed. Jumma Khan [another masculine with a same name], 50,was abducted by 5-6 gunmen in Army uniform a same night during 2 am. Zahoor Ahmed Dalai left into spare atmosphere from outpost Mominabad in a eve of Mar 24. Bashir Ahmed Bhatt and Mohd Yousuf Malik of Hallen left from outpost Sheerpora underneath controversial resources on Mar 24 evening. The fact that they belonged to conflicting villages situated in a radius of 5-6 km, had not been seen together… and had no story of martial activity establishes that a confront was fake.

* Two among them were identified a unequivocally successive day. Moulvi Qasim of Pathribal, a relative, identified a bodies of a twin Jumma Khans. When a bodies were subsequently exhumed, Mirza Noori identified a physique of her husband.

* It is claimed in a “After Action Report” by a Army territory that Mohd Yaqoob Wagey, arrested over a Chhittisinghpora massacre, had given information on Mar 24 about a hideout where a organization of terrorists thankful were approaching to be hiding. But in a list of names allegedly given by Wagey, a names of [these] 5 persons killed do not figure.

* It is personally claimed by a indicted that a information given by Wagey was common by a SSP [Farooq Khan] with them during 11 pm on Mar 24 and immediately “Operation Swift” was planned. The examination has disclosed that all a 5 persons were abducted good before that that extravagantly establishes it to be a box of abduction and murdering and dump of evidence…

* In a “situation report” sent by Capt Puneet Dutta of 1-Sect. RR to Victor Force with a transcribe to 7RR on Mar 25 during 8 am, it was mentioned that shaped on specific information assuming by STF/Anantnag… battalion left for Panchalthan and operation was in progress. On a contrary, Farooq Khan, thereafter SSP, Anantnag, and other troops organization have denied carrying inspected on any such information to a indicted persons.

* …In a special conditions news superannuated Mar 25 sent by Major Amit Saxena during 4 pm to Headquarter-1 Sector, Rastriya Rifles, it was mentioned that shaped on troops inputs, dilemma operation with STF was launched… This explain has been denied by a SSP and ASI Bashir Ahmed. Bashir Ahmed had been called to a Headquarters of 7RR on a night of Mar 24 by a thereafter strict officer, Colonel Ajay Saxena, and had been asked to stay overnight. He was taken to a place of ostensible confront in a morning. He and his organization did not attend in a operation.

* It is frequency unusual for a 7 RR organization to have used such a vast dispense of arms and ammunition conflicting 5 unarmed civilians. This was finished to emanate a adopt clarity of an encounter.

* Yet another business ebullient of a confront being adopt is a fact that zero of a 7RR men, who participated suffered any injuries during a hands of a ostensible militants who, as per a 7RR claim, exchanged heat with them.

* …A memo was prepared per seizure of arms and ammunition by Major Amit Saxena. The memo was typed and gimlet his signature. If a confront was genuine, no such typed memo could have been prepared on a spot. The typed memo appears to be an afterthought… prepared subsequently during [another] place. Importantly, a witnesses for this memo, Farooq Ahmad Gujjar and Mohd Ayub Gujjar, have staid that their signatures were achieved on empty papers by a Army authorities.

* A transcribe of a seizure memo was given to a troops on Apr 4 and a arms were handed over on Aug 8 (recorded in an emanate voucher). The sum mentioned in these twin papers do not tally. The seizure memo does not plead that a 5 AK-47 rifles were worn yet in a emanate voucher, it is mentioned so, that is ebullient of manipulation.

* Subedar Idrees Khan had prepared a handing over a memo (of a 5 bodies) to HC Abdul Majeed of Anantnag troops station, in that he mentioned a names of 3 killed persons and showed them as Pakistanis. The spirit of a other twin was shown as “unknown”. It is not famous how a indicted persons could settle that a 3 persons were Pakistanis. It is ebullient of a preconceived thought of a indicted persons with a viewpoint to justifying a ostensible confront and to disguise a identities of a persons killed.

* Zahoor Ahmad Dalal had 98 per cent burns. Bashir Ahmad Bhat’s physique was with half of skull, face disfigured and unidentifiable. He had 10 gunshot wounds and churned injuries. Juma Khan [age 50] had 97 per cent burns, fractures of 5 ribs and 4 bullet opening wounds; Juma Khan [age 55] had 95 per cent burns, 3 bullet wounds; Mohammad Yousuf Malik’s physique was yet a head, neck and tip one-third of a left side of a thorax, a left arm was fibbing separately. The explanation of a postmortem indicate… use of impassioned and flimsy force. It is non-professional for a killed persons to have suffered such unconstrained bake injuries in a genuine encounter.

* …The bodies were burnt to constraint identification.

* Compared to a bake injuries, a bake repairs caused to a kothas (the hutments where these 5 organization were killed) is insignificant…

* …The arms allegedly recovered from their possession were not burnt or worn correspondingly…

* Immediately after a disappearance of a 5 persons, family started poison for them and lodged reports with a troops even before a ostensible confront on Mar 25, that again proves it was a box of abduction and murdering and dump of evidence…

* The CBI has accessible that twice a blood samples were taken from a exhumed bodies and their family to scientifically settle a spirit of a 5 organization killed in a adopt encounter. CDFD Hyderabad and CFSL Kolkata conducted a compulsory systematic tests on a samples and opined that they had been fudged. Thereafter, a organization headed by Dr Balbir Kaur took a blood samples of a family of a gone persons again on Jun 6. CFSL Kolkata once again opined that a samples had been fudged. Subsequently, experts from CDFD and CFSL visited Anantnag and got a bodies exhumed and took uninformed samples from a bodies and from a relatives. After conducting tests, both laboratories opined that a bodies were of a 5 persons mentioned above, thereby [establishing] their identities.

* Brig Ajay Saxena, Lt Col Brajendra Pratap Singh, Major Sourabh Sharma, Major Amit Saxena [their ranks during a time of a charge-sheet being filed, 2006] and Subedar Idrees Khan did not grant with a examination and declined to give a names of a under-command who had participated in this adopt confront with a viewpoint to defeating a ends of uprightness and helmet themselves and a under-command from assailant liability, lest anyone of them should reason a constant facts.

* Ajay Saxena, along with B P Singh, Sourabh Sharma, Idrees Khan and other battalion entered into a assailant shop-lifting during Mar 21 and 25, 2000, to kidnap some persons and kill them in a adopt confront and devise that a militants thankful for a Chittisinghpora slay had been killed… After abduction, unjust constraint and murdering of a 5 civilians, Ajay Saxena, B P Singh, Sourabh Sharma and Idrees Khan, in connivance with Amit Saxena, prepared a adopt seizure memo, gave a adopt defamation to a troops station… arrangement some of them [those killed] as unknown militants and also inspected on adopt information to comparison officers…

* After a slay of 36 Sikhs on Mar 20 during Chittisinghpora… there was open paint and cry and a armed forces/security army were underneath unconstrained effect to catch a culprits. The area was underneath a operational management of 7 Rashtriya Rifles, that had to bear a defamation for operational inefficiency and ineffectiveness.

* Consequent to a encounter, Col IJ Peoples, officiating commander 1-Sector RR, sent a devoted “After Action Report” superannuated Apr 1 in honour of Operation Swift to HQ Victor Force. In this report, it was mentioned that in a execrable act of violence, ISI-backed terrorists killed 36 guileless Sikhs in Chittisinghpora…

No one knows a killers of Chittisinghpora:

The CBI’s chargesheet into Pathribal adopt confront states that a 3 incidents, Chittisinghpora, Pathribal and Brakpora, were all “related to a same transaction” and they conducted coexistent investigations in these cases. The CBI didn’t raise their inspect given significance was customarily on Pathribal adopt encounter.

There is a crafty viewpoint within Kashmir that a uprightness in Pathribal and Brakpora cases are scuttled customarily given nobody wants a lid off a law of Chittisinghpora, where a spirit of a perpetrators of that slay is still inconclusive. After a Pathribal adopt confront expose, JK troops had again claimed to have solved a Chittisinghpora slay box yet even after 17 years, a spirit of a perpetrators of a Chittisinghpora slay is still dark in mystery.

Protests Erupt in Brariaangan outpost of Anantnag to pitch a 14th Anniversary Pathribal adopt confront victims.   (Express archive)

In Sep 2000, a JK Police had claimed that they have arrested twin Lashkar militants Mohammad Suhail Malik and Wasim Ahmed (both Pakistani nationals) in Srinagar. “During interrogation”, a JK Police had claimed, “they had also disclosed their dilemma in Chatisinghpora massacre”. A box was thoroughbred conflicting them in Shergadi Police Station in Srinagar. The JK troops had claimed that they accessible their avowal matter on Sep 2, 2000. The JK troops had also claimed that they had damaged their “weapons of crime by throwing them in a tide Lidder and so couldn’t be recovered”. Subsequently, a JK troops filed a chargesheet conflicting a twin Pakistani men.

And while a discussion was underway in Anantnag, JK Panthers Party arch and a Supreme Court warn Bhim Singh filed a authority petition before SC, seeking a send of a box for discussion to Delhi. On Nov 10, 2008, a SC systematic that a discussion be separated to District Court during Delhi. On Aug 10, 2011, a discussion probity reason that “no ban justification was brought on record conflicting a accused” and transparent them with a instruction to redeem them from a custody. Subsequently, a JK organization challenged a absolution before a Delhi High Court. On May 29, 2012, Justice Gita Mittal and Justice J R Midha resolved that “there was no justification conflicting a respondents (Mohammad Suhail Malik and Wasim Ahmed) before a Trial Judge and a Trial Judge had justly unfailing their redeem from custody…”.

Here is a feeling during a justification assuming by a assign conflicting a twin militants to infer their ostensible dilemma in Chittisinghpora massacre.

* “The announce Sardar Krishan Singh has staid that he had listened a sound of gunfire during about 1715 hrs while he was going to snooze after holding his meals. He has given talk justification of a cousin cenobite who had told a announce that some people had collected external his chateau and that a terrorists wearing army uniforms had killed some persons circuitously gurudwara”.

* “The other open announce by a assign was Rauf Ahmed Sufi, who testified that he was a engineer of a sight that he had driven from Anantnag to Chatisinghpora. All passengers had got down from a sight during Chatisinghpora and a sight was parked in a outpost for a night. He deposes about discussion gunfire external a sight in a night yet giving any justification about a occurrence or about a spirit of a gunmen”.

* Sufi’s cenobite Reish Ahmed Sufi (conductor of a bus) “stated that he could not see a persons, who were firing, due to darkness. He could not even state a array of persons vigilant in firing”. During cross-examined, he “vaguely mentioning that out of those persons (the assailants) some persons had enlarged dauntless given others had little beard”.

* Gurmukh Singh, also a open witness, “stated that he was not in a position to code a indicted persons”. He conspicuous that “he went to a place of occurrence after a firing”.

* Nanak Singh, who was spoiled in a incident, “stated that he became coma after a occurrence so he did not see a assailants”.

* Karamjit Singh, who was assembled as an viewer “turned repugnant in a announce box”. “This announce staid that on 20th March, 2000 around 7:00 – 7:15 pm, he was returning to his chateau after purchasing obstruct for his child when some conflicting gunmen in prepared position in army uniform met him and told him to go to gurudwara as they wanted to hunt a village,’’ visualization recorded. “They (the gunmen in army fatigues) told him that some militants had entered in a outpost and they had to control a hunt for that reason he should go to a gurudwara. Though he (Karamjit Singh) had left to a gurudwara where villagers were sitting in a line yet as his kid child was ill and he was relocating given he had to take (home) a obstruct for him, he had requested a strict officer of a organization to let him go. He offer staid that it was low as there was no electricity. After he reached his house, he listened a sound of expulsion and when he came out of a chateau after half an hour, he saw upheld bodies meagre on a ground. (He) also staid that he could not code a persons, who he had met or who had told him to go to a gurudwara in a evening”. During cross-examination, he (Karamjit Singh) “denied that a indicted persons were also among a persons who had met him on that day”.

* “Two open witnesses, Ulfat Jan and Bilal Ahmed could not be traced by a assign during discussion and brought into a announce box. SSP, Anantnag finished a news to a probity that they were not traceable”.

Subsequently, a organization silently repatriated Lashkar militants Mohammad Suhail Malik and Wasim Ahmed to Pakistan.

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