surender gupta dunar updates online: Conflicting claims over the killing of Khalid Wani in Pulwama’s Tral area
The name of the brother of slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani has figured on the compensation list of the Jammu and Kashmir government.
Khalid Wani, 25, was killed on April 13, 2015, in a forest area of the Tral region in Pulwama. The Army then said Khalid was a militant who was killed in a firefight. The youth’s family rubbished the Army report, and alleged that it was a case of custodial death.
Speaking to The Hindu, Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam, said his department had issued a public notice last week of 130-140 pending cases of victims of subversive activities, especially those militancy-related.
“The notice is aimed at inviting individual or institutional response in case of any objections. The process is required because many times the cases turn out to be fabricated or false. In this particular case [of Khalid], we are yet to receive any objection from any side. The office is open to objections and the required follow-ups,” said Mr. Islam. The list of deserving cases for compensation was worked out by the Revenue Department on the basis of the first information reports lodged in the district.
“A section of the Revenue Department is supposed to prepare the list of the victims who may have died in a crossfire or in militancy-related activity. The government also looks into the cases of damaged houses during encounters,” said Mr. Islam.
The name of Khalid has figured at No. 9 on the list. “We have not distributed any compensation. We still await the objections in the listed cases,” said Mr. Islam.
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