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Magisterial inquiry ordered into Shopian encounter that took place in May

Authorities in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into an encounter between militants and armed forces last month in which three ultras were killed, officials said.

In order, the Shopian additional district magistrate, who is also the inquiry officer, asked people to share information about the anti-militancy operation that took place at Kanigam in Shopian on May 5-6.

“Whereas such an incident took place at Kanigam, Shopian Tehsil Barbugh (Imamsahib) district Shopian on 05 May 2021. If any person wants to share information regarding this incident, he/she can visit this office personally during office hours by or before 10 June 2021,” the order read.

Pertinently the enquiry is being conducted as per the standing orders of the Government, that a Magisterial enquiry of every anti-militancy operation is required to be conducted.

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