Army spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said they had taken cognisance of social media posts related to the encounter, adding the bodies of the three men who were killed by a unit of
had not been identified. “They were buried as per established protocols. The Army is investigating the matter,” he said.
Trio last called on July 17: KinAccording to the families who filed the missing reports at Peeri police station under Rajouri Police, the trio had last called their kin on July 17. Lal Hussain, a relative of one of the missing men, said they had called to inform that they had reached Shopian and rented a room. Asked about the three-week delay in filing a report, Hussain said the families initially assumed they were not able to contact due to mobile connectivity issues. “We waited for their call for a long time,” he said.
The missing labourers include Imtiaz Ahmad (26) Ibrar Ahmed (18), and Ibrar Ahmed (21), all of them were residents of Dhar Sakri in Kotranka in Rajouri.
Iltija Mufti, who operates her mother and PDP le