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The case relates to the July 18, 2020 encounter in Shopian’s Amshipura in which three youths were killed and dubbed as terrorists. (ANI file photo. Representative image)

Shopian fake encounter: Army Captain tried to destroy evidence, say cops

PTI | , Shopian
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 05:47 AM IST
Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong information to his superiors and the police about the recovery made during the staged encounter, the charge sheet filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police before the chief judicial magistrate here said.
Family members of the youths killed in Lawaypora encounter during a protest in Srinagar on Monday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Family members of the youths killed in Lawaypora encounter during a protest in Srinagar on Monday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT)

Srinagar encounter: Slain youths’ kin stage protest, demand bodies, fair probe

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 04:08 AM IST
While the army and police have maintained that they were militants, the youths’ families have vouched for their innocence.
The charge sheet was filed after the army on Thursday said that it had completed its summary of evidence against its men.(ANI)
The charge sheet was filed after the army on Thursday said that it had completed its summary of evidence against its men.(ANI)

Shopian fake encounter: Army captain among 3 named in charge sheet

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 02:23 AM IST
The 1,400-page charge sheet was filed in the court of the chief judicial magistrate, Shopian, on Saturday in the killings of Rajouri residents Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohammed Abrar
Adnan Ali Khan is selling around fifteen varieties of apples and selling to customers in packs having one to six apples.(ANI)
Adnan Ali Khan is selling around fifteen varieties of apples and selling to customers in packs having one to six apples.(ANI)

Young entrepreneur from J-K’s Shopian sells Kashmiri apples online, introduces new packaging

Shopian | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Khan, a fourth-generation farmer from his family, completed engineering and MBA and is now doing his PhD on “value addition, planning and marketing of Kashmiri products”.
Police and security forces are carrying out the operation in an encounter that broke out at Kanigam area of Shopian.(ANI)
Police and security forces are carrying out the operation in an encounter that broke out at Kanigam area of Shopian.(ANI)

2 terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Shopian, operation underway

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area in south Kashmir following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
A brief exchange of fire had occurred between the troops and terrorists at 6 am.(AP)
A brief exchange of fire had occurred between the troops and terrorists at 6 am.(AP)

Shopian encounter: 2 unidentified terrorists neutralised in J&K’s Kutpora

Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 11:59 AM IST
According to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the troops of 178 CRPF along with the Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police conducted a joint cordonand search operation in Kutpora, Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir.
Two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in Shopian.(AP/For Representative Purposes Only)
Two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in Shopian.(AP/For Representative Purposes Only)

Second terrorist killed in J-K’s Shopian after hours-long encounter, says army spokesperson

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Officials said the operation began when security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Zainapora’s Melhora on Monday after receiving information about the presence of terrorists in the area.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there, he said.(ANI)
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there, he said.(ANI)

2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Shopian

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 03:09 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir police said the two terrorists have been killed in the operation. The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists were being ascertained.
The institution’s students include Sajjad Bhat, an accused in the February 2019 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama that left 40 personnel dead.(PTI photo for representation)
The institution’s students include Sajjad Bhat, an accused in the February 2019 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama that left 40 personnel dead.(PTI photo for representation)

After alumni found in various terror groups, Shopian school comes under radar

Shopian | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 09:49 PM IST
A religious school in Shopian district of South Kashmir has come under the scanner of investigating agencies after 13 of its students were found to have joined terror groups, officials said here.
Representational Photo.
Representational Photo.

Three militants killed in overnight operation in Kashmir’s Shopian

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:42 AM IST
The exchange of fire began on Tuesday evening at Sugan area of Shopian after police, army and CRPF jointly cordoned off the area
HT Image
HT Image

Shopian fake encounter: Kin of slain Rajouri youths demand justice

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:32 AM IST
Say youths had come to Shopian in search of work so they could return home with enough money to pursue their dreams
Several standard operating procedures appear to have been given a miss on July 18 when the three young men were killed. The Army went into an operation alone, instead of taking the local police along.(ANI)
Several standard operating procedures appear to have been given a miss on July 18 when the three young men were killed. The Army went into an operation alone, instead of taking the local police along.(ANI)

Shopian deaths: Ensure justice, break the cycle of violence

UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Lieutenant -Governor Manoj Sinha has been attempting several outreach programmes. He also visited the hallowed Hazrat Bal mosque in Srinagar but the people are not going to respond to such optics.
The Army initially said the three men were ‘terrorists’ but later accepted that during the operation, powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded.(Representational Image)
The Army initially said the three men were ‘terrorists’ but later accepted that during the operation, powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded.(Representational Image)

Shopian fake encounter: Kin demand justice, say innocent men killed for ‘awards, rewards’

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 10:10 AM IST
The three men were killed in a staged gunfight and passed off as terrorists in July; Two men believed to be informers of security forces have been arrested in connection with the case
The DNA samples of Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who were gunned down on July 18 in Shopian, matched with their family members in Rajouri on September 25.
The DNA samples of Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who were gunned down on July 18 in Shopian, matched with their family members in Rajouri on September 25.

Bodies of 3 Rajouri youngsters killed in Shopian encounter to be exhumed, handed over to families

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Police say after DNA samples of the three matched with their families, it was decided to hand over their bodies after the completion of legal formalities
The two persons are residents of south Kashmir and have been remanded in custody for eight days by a local court. The police were tight-lipped about their role in the case but sources said that they are believed to be informers of security forces.(Representational Photo)
The two persons are residents of south Kashmir and have been remanded in custody for eight days by a local court. The police were tight-lipped about their role in the case but sources said that they are believed to be informers of security forces.(Representational Photo)

Shopian: Two civilians arrested in connection with July killings

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Three Rajouri families had identified the slain men from their pictures on social media and alleged the army had killed them in a “fake encounter”
On January 11, 2020, Davinder Singh was arrested while allegedly ferrying Hizbul commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq, alias Naveed Babu; advocate Irfan Shafi Mir, and another terrorist, Rafi Ahmad Rather, from Shopian to Jammu in his car.(PTI)
On January 11, 2020, Davinder Singh was arrested while allegedly ferrying Hizbul commander Syed Naveed Mushtaq, alias Naveed Babu; advocate Irfan Shafi Mir, and another terrorist, Rafi Ahmad Rather, from Shopian to Jammu in his car.(PTI)

NIA raids in Kashmir in case involving ex-cop Davinder Singh

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:16 AM IST
A spokesperson of the NIA said the houses of the five close associates of Shopian resident Tariq Mir, who was arrested last year in a weapon smuggling case, were among those searched.
Three LeT terrorists arrested during a counter-insurgency operation in Rajouri district on Saturday.(PTI)
Three LeT terrorists arrested during a counter-insurgency operation in Rajouri district on Saturday.(PTI)

Three LeT terrorists held in J-K’s Rajouri; Pak drone dropped arms

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Recoveries include two AK-56 assault rifles, six AK magazines with 180 rounds, two Chinese pistols, three pistol magazines with 30 rounds, four grenades and Rs 1 lakh in cash
HT Image
HT Image

Amshipora encounter: Have lost 3 nephews, want guilty to be punished, says victims’ uncle

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:19 AM IST
The family has also demanded that the ‘source’ who branded the three young men as terrorists to the army for ‘rewards and awards’ be exposed.
The three men, related to each other, were gunned down in an encounter on July 18.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo. Representative image)
The three men, related to each other, were gunned down in an encounter on July 18.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo. Representative image)

AFSPA exceeded in three J-K killings: Army

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 07:47 AM IST
Army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said in a statement that the inquiry ordered by army authorities into the operation at Amshipora in Shopian on July 18 has concluded.
An audio message by militants claimed the body was not handed over to his family because of the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)
An audio message by militants claimed the body was not handed over to his family because of the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT Photo)

Kashmir: Body, believed to be that of a Panchayat member, recovered from orchard in Shopian

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Unidentified militants last week released an audio message claiming to have killed Nisar Ahmed Bhat
Security forces launched a joint search operation in Kilora area in south Kashmir after receiving information about suspected presence of terrorists in an orchard.(File photo for representation)
Security forces launched a joint search operation in Kilora area in south Kashmir after receiving information about suspected presence of terrorists in an orchard.(File photo for representation)

4 terrorists killed in J-K’s Shopian encounter, 1 surrenders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 09:44 PM IST
Four terrorists were killed in an encounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, while another surrendered.
Security personnel patrol Lal Chowk after a terrorist attack in Baramulla district on August 17.(PTI)
Security personnel patrol Lal Chowk after a terrorist attack in Baramulla district on August 17.(PTI)

Kashmir panchayat member untraceable, terrorists claim they killed him

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2020 05:05 PM IST
In the clip, an unidentified person can be heard saying that Bhat was involved in “anti-movement activities” and had met his fate.
DSP Davinder Singh was arrested along with two terrorists whom he was ferrying in a car in Kashmir Valley, a top police officer said on January 12, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
DSP Davinder Singh was arrested along with two terrorists whom he was ferrying in a car in Kashmir Valley, a top police officer said on January 12, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Pak wanted Davinder Singh to find contact inside MEA: NIA chargesheet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 05:45 AM IST
Revealing Davinder Singh’s closeness to the Pakistani official, NIA’s charge sheet says that Singh saved the mobile number of Shafkat Jatoi as “Bhai Pak” .
The bodies of the three men killed in Shopian were buried in Baramulla after being listed as unidentified.(ANI)
The bodies of the three men killed in Shopian were buried in Baramulla after being listed as unidentified.(ANI)

Amid allegations of fake encounter, army probes death of three men killed in Shopian in July

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:13 AM IST
The bodies of the three men killed in Shopian were buried in Baramulla after being listed as unidentified. The families of three young men from Rajouri reported missing from the night of July 17, have alleged they were killed in Amshipora village in Shopian in a fake encounter and described as terrorists.
Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police have launched a massive search operation in Kulgam and Shopian districts to locate a Territorial Army solider who is suspected to have been abducted.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police have launched a massive search operation in Kulgam and Shopian districts to locate a Territorial Army solider who is suspected to have been abducted.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Security forces launch massive search operation for missing solder in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The soldier was on his way home in Shopian when unidentified men stopped him and allegedly set his car ablaze.
Army Jawans rush to the encounter site during an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists at Hardmand Guri in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)
Army Jawans rush to the encounter site during an encounter with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists at Hardmand Guri in Kulgam.(ANI File Photo)

Over 90 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year: IG Vijay Kumar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 12:27 PM IST
Kashmir’s inspector general’s comments came after three local terrorists were gunned down during a gun battle in Turkuwagan village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district earlier in the day. “Our focus now will be on north Kashmir,” he said.
Security forces personnel leave after an encounter with militants at Sagoo in Shopian district of south Kashmir on June 10, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Security forces personnel leave after an encounter with militants at Sagoo in Shopian district of south Kashmir on June 10, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

In fourth encounter in less than 10 days, 3 terrorists killed in J-K’s Shopian

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 12:30 PM IST
The encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian is 400 to 500 meters away from army’s Rashtriya Rifles camp.
Security forces personnel after an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir.(PTI)
Security forces personnel after an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir.(PTI)

Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in J-K’s Budgam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 08:04 AM IST
This is the fourth encounter in Kashmir since Sunday.
Security forces personnel leave after an encounter with militants at Sagoo in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)
Security forces personnel leave after an encounter with militants at Sagoo in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)

22 terrorists killed over past two weeks in J-K

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 09:29 AM IST
Twenty-two terrorists, including six top commanders, have been killed over the past two weeks in nine different operations in the region, Jammu and Kashmir director general of police Dilbag Singh said on Monday.
According to ANI, the bodies of the four terrorists killed in Pinjora have been recovered along with arms and ammunition.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
According to ANI, the bodies of the four terrorists killed in Pinjora have been recovered along with arms and ammunition.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

9 terrorists killed in J-K’s Shopian district in 24 hours, say police

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 04:22 PM IST
In the latest gun battle, which took place in Pinjora area of Shopian, four terrorists were killed by security forces on Monday morning, police said.
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