Hyderpora encounter: ADM asked to submit inquiry report in 15 days

Srinagar: J&K government has asked Additional District Magistrate, Srinagar Khurshid Ahmad Shah to conduct inquiry into Hyderpora incident and submit a report within 15 days.
Soon after being named as the inquiry officer he issued a public notice, asking the general public and persons in knowledge of the incident to record the statements at his office.
“..It is hereby informed to the general public/ person in knowledge of the incident and is willing to record his/ her statement or wants to give any other information about the incident, is being asked that he/ she may attend the office of the Additional District Magistrate, Srinagar in the office complex of Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar Amar Niwas Complex, Tankipora, Srinagar for recording the statements in this matter within 10 days from the date of issuance of this notice from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM during working days, so that the enquiry in the said case is completed,” the public notice issued by the IO read.
The encounter which left four dead is already under investigation of the Special Investigation Team of J&K Police.
Soon after the announcement by J&K Lt Gov Manoj Sinha of holding a probe, District Magistrate issued an order saying it has been felt expedient to conduct a magisterial inquiry into the matter so as to ascertain the facts and circumstances related to the incident and the cause of death.
“Whereas, an encounter took place at Hyderpora , Srinagar in the intervening night of November 15-16; and whereas, a case FIR has been registered which discloses death of four persons including terrorists in the said encounter, and is under investigation by an SIT; and whereas, it has been felt expedient to conduct a magisterial inquiry into the matter so as to ascertain the facts and circumstances related to the incident and the cause of death,” the DM order read.
“Now, therefore in exercise of the powers conferred under Section 176 of CrPC, Shri Khurshid Ahmad Shah (KAS) Additional District Magistrate, Srinagar is hereby ordered to conduct a magisterial inquiry in the above mentioned incident. The Inquiry Officer shall submit his report within a period of 15 days,” the order read.
Hyderpora encounter on Monday has come under dock as families of three slain have contested police claim saying the three were “innocent civilians.” Police, however, said out of the four slain two were terrorists, one man a terrorist associate and another was a businessman.