Srinagar: In occupied Kashmir, even after the deadline ended on Sunday, no one came to record statement in the killing of a youth in a fake encounter by Indian troops in Handwara on August 22.
This was confirmed by the magistrate investigating the killing of Shahid Bashir Mir.
â€œNobody came to record his/her statement till Sunday evening,â€ said Manzoor Ahmad Pir, the additional district magistrate Kupwara. He has been asked to investigate the case. â€œI will extend the time by 15 days now.â€
On August 22, a day after Shabbir went missing from home, Indian soldiers had claimed that they killed a militant in Handwara forests. The slain later turned out to be Shahid Bashir Mir, a person with no militant records. The murder triggered massive protests in Daril, Tarathpora, Shahidâ€™s native village, located 23 kilometers from Handwara town, against the staged encounter by the Indian army.
â€œNow, I will visit Shahidâ€™s home as well,â€ Pir said.
Police have already stated Shahid was not a militant. His track record is clean. â€œThe chapter of investigation has not been closedâ€¦ date will be extended and the enquiry process is on,â€ Pir said.
Shahid was a college student. His father Bashir Ahmad Mir is a carpenter and slain Shahid was his eldest son.