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Mar - Jun 1993

1 to 2. Two persons namely, Bashir Ahmad Dar alias Kashmiri and Ab. Rashid Bhat alias Javeed Khan R/O Srinagar, were arrested by the forces on 16-3-93 and then their dead bodies were received by their relatives with injuries through local Police on 17-3-93.

3. One Bashir Ahmad Teli R/O Panzalpora, Bandipora was arrested by the forces on 14-3-93 and next day his brother was also arrested. When his mother approached the forces at Sonarwani camp, she was told that Bashir Ahmad was released but on 16-3-93 his dead body was found in a forest near Gureez and his dead body was with multiple injuries and a report in this connection was filed before the Police. Earlier to this two persons namely, Mohd. Ismail Bhat and Ab. Rahim were killed in the same circumstances by the forces.

4. One Gh. Hassan Malla R/O Sopore was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations some days back and his dead body was received by his relatives on 17-3-93.

5 to 9. Two months back six persons namely, Gh. Nabi Sofi, Mohd. Yousf Sofi, Rafiq Ahmad Sofi, Mohd. Anwar Sofi, Mustaq Ahmad Khan and Mohd. Akbar were arrested by the forces and dead bodies of five except Mohd Akbar Lone were found in a forest on 19-3-93 and whereabouts of M. Akbar Lone are not yet known. Their relatives were told that these persons were arrested in border areas.

10. One Fayaz Ahmad was taken into custody by the forces some days back and killed. His dead body was received by his relatives on 22-3-93.

11. One Mohd. Shafi Mir R/O Mamar an employee in food and supplies department was arrested by the forces some days back; his dead body was received by his relatives on 27-3-93.

12. One Nazir Ahmad Bhat R/O Tulla Mulla, Baramulla was arrested by the forces on 28-3-93 and taken to a nearby bunker in an injured condition and next day his dead body was found in the area.

13. One Ali Mohd. Bhat R/O Kangan, Srinagar was arrested by the forces when he was travelling in a car bearing registration number JKR 674 along with the owner one day early and his dead body was received by his relatives on 29-3-93.

14. One Farooq Ahmad Hajam alias Inqalabi S/O Gh. Rasool Bhat R/O Manasbal, Baramulla was arrested by the forces during a raid in a water pump shed along with one person and taken to Manasbal rest house; his dead body was handed over to their relatives through local Police on 29-3-93.

15. One Mohd. Yousf Zargar R/O Rafiabad, Baramulla was arrested by the forces along with Farooq Ahmad Hajam from a shed and then killed in custody due to torture; the body was received through local Police on 29-3-93.

16 to 17. Two persons namely, Javeed Ahmad Bhat R/O Habbakadal and Ghuhar Amin R/O Batamaloo, who were earlier arrested and released after about two years. They were arrested by the forces during crackdown operations at Tankipora, Srinagar on 8-4-93 along many persons in presence of public; next day their dead bodies with multiple bullet injuries were recovered from Batamaloo areas of Srinagar; later their dead bodies were handed over to their relatives on 8-4-93.

18. One Ashaq Hussain was arrested by the forces in the first week of March 1993 and his dead body was received by his relatives on 1-4-93.

19. One Ab. Majid Bhat R/O Ganderbal Lar, Srinagar was arrested by the forces along with one M. Ramzan during crackdown operations on 3-4-93 at Telbal and was shot at by the forces in presence of the locals on the same date.

20. Gh. Mohi-Ud-Din R/O Wangund, Telbal, Srinagar was arrested by the forces along with other 45 persons during crackdown operations on 3-4-93 and taken to some unknown place. His bullet-ridden dead body was received by his relatives on 4-4-93 through local Police.

21. One Mehraj-Ud-Din Shah S/O Hayat Shah R/O Hathishah Mohalla, Niglee, Sopore was arrested by the forces during a raid on 3-4-93 and taken to Amar Gardh interrogation center. He was brought for recovery purposes on 3-4-93. After he was brought to his house he was killed and his dead body received by their relatives on 3-4-93.

22. One Aqab Javeed R/O Marhama, Kupwara was arrested by the forces on 3-4-93 and immediately shot dead on the same date and body handed over through local Police on 3-4-93.

23. One Manzoor Ahmad Malik R/O Rram bagh-Lasjin, Badgam was arrested by the forces at Phaloo, Chandpora,Kulgam on 4-4-93 and on the same day killed in custody.

24. One Gulzar Ahmad Lala alias Hanief S/O Noor-Ud-Din R/O Omar Colony, Lal Bazar, Srinagar was taken into custody by the forces in presence of many persons during crackdown operations on 7-4-93 and killed. His dead body was handed over to his relatives on 8-4- 93.

25. One Mehraj-Ud-Din, R/O Koolipora, Khanayar, Srinagar was arrested by the forces during search operations on on 7/8-4-93 and his bullet-ridden dead body was found in a nearby Bandh of the same area on 8-4-93.

26. One Muneer Ahmad Bhat R/O Bachpora, Srinagar was arrested by the forces in the first week of April 1993 while he was going towards J&K Bank Naidyar on duty. His dead body was received by his relatives on 9-4-93.

27. Bashir Ahmad R/O Nawhatta, Srinagar a senior assistant of J&K School Board of Education was arrested by the forces at Makhdoom Sheib, Nawhatta, Srinagar on 9-4-93 and shot dead on the same date. His bullet-ridden dead body handed over to his relatives through local Police on the same date.

28. Khursheed Ahmad Sheikh S/O Gh. Qadir R/O Syeed Ali Akbar, New Fethkadal, Srinagar was arrested by the forces at Nawhatta when forces cordoned off the area during working hours on 9-4-93 and on the same date his bullet-ridden dead body was received by his relatives through local Police.

29. One Ferooz Ahmad R/O Parimpora, Srinagar was taken into custody some days back and killed. His dead body bullet-ridden was received by his relatives on 9-4-93.

30 to 31. Two persons namely, Ab. Qayoom Rather R/O Shadipora, Baramulla district and Manzoor Ahmad Ganiee R/O Pallapora were taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations at Zansu in the first week of April, 1993; their dead bodies were later found near a stream at Shivepora on 9-4-93.

32. Two persons namely Mohd. Aslam Darzi R/O Sariballa, Srinagar, was arrested by the forces at Sariball during search operation on 9-4-93; later bullet-ridden dead body was found near a by-pass road and handed over through local Police on 9-4-93.

33. One Mohd. Ishaq alias Ganga R/O Fethkadal, Srinagar was arrested by the forces some days back and his dead body was received by his relation on 9-4-93.

34 to 36. Three persons namely, Mohd. Maqbool Wani S/O Habib- Ullah R/O Shallateng, Ab. Razaq Wagay R/O Muggund and Riyaz Ahmad Matta R/O Zainakote were arrested by the forces during a raid at Bemina on 8-4-93; their bullet-ridden dead bodies were received by their relatives through local Police on 9-4-93.

37 to 39. On 9.4.93 the forces during crack-down operations arrested number of persons at Sarai bala Sriagar including M.Aslam Darzi S/O Mohammad Yousf , Tahir Pervaz Magloo S/O Ghulam Nabi , Sajad Ahmad Choodri and Ishfaq Ahmad Khan a shopkeeper. The dead bodies of these persons with multiple bullet injuries were found at Malbagh Lalbazar Srinagar on 10.4.93.

40. The forces earlier arrested one syed Ajmal R/O Takibal,Baramulla and later on 11.4.93 his headless body was recovered.

41. One person, namely, Mohammad Akbar lone R/O Asham was arrested by the forces some days back; his dead body was later recovered from a nearby area with multiple bullet injuries on 11.4.93.

42. One Syed Saleem Jehangir R/O Srinagar was arrested by the forces earlier and his dead body was recovered on 11.4.93 with multiple injuries.

43 to 45. Three persons Nazair Ahmad Hakak Alias Reyaz S/O Mohammad Maqbool R/O Nawabazar Srinagar , Fayaz Ahmad Wani Alias Tariq S/O Gh Mohammad R/O Sonamasjid , Urdu Bazar Fetehkasdal , Gh Mohammad Sofi Alies Naeem Khan R/O Ganderpora Idd Gah Srinagar were arrested by the forces during crack-down operations at Bemina on 8.4.93; later the dead bodies of these persons were received through PCR Srinagar on 13.4.93. Earlier these dead bodies were found on the by-pass road and as was noticed the face of Nazir Ahmad Hakak was had burn injuries, the eye balls of Fayaz Ahmad Wani were gorged out and the head of Gh Mohammad Sofi was seavered from his body . A case regarding their arrest by the forces and their death in custody was reported to the concerned Police station. The criminals so far have not been brought to book and this is being done intentially by the authorities sothat the forces will not suffer and their morals is not suppressed .

46. One Mehraj-ud-Din Sheikh Alias Karnal Usman S/O Ali Mohammad R/O Habgakadal was arrested by the forces at Bagyas Srinagar earlier and his dead body was received by his relatives through local Police on 12.4.93. The dead body had multipole bullet injuries on various parts.

47. One Javid Ahmad Bakshi S/O Gh Mohammad R/O Baran Pather Batmalloo Srinagar was arrested by the forces during crack-down operation on 8.4.93; his dead body was found in a truck after two days. He was an employee in Electric Department and sole earning member of his family. His dead body was received by his relatives on 13.4.93.

48. One Bashir Ahmad Genaiee Alias Ajaz R/O Wathoora who was arrested by the forces earlier and his dead body was recovered from Kralpora Budgam on 16.4.93.

49. One Ali Mohammad Khan Son -in-Law of Mohammad Sultan R/O Dewar Lolab Kupwara was dragged from the truck which he was driving and after being taking into custody on 16.4.93 was immediately shot dead at Sopore .

50 to 52. Three persons namely Gh Hassan Mir alias Saif Ullah S/O Sonaullah R/O Lasgin, Gh Mohammad Malik Alias Sarwar S/O Gh Ahmad R/O Lasgin and Ab Majid Alias Kooka R/O Dooniwari Wathora, Budgam were arrested by the forces during crack-down operations on 15.4.93 along with many persons and their bullet-ridden dead bodies were received by their relatives on 16.4.93 during late hours through local Police . These dead bodies were earlier recovered by the Police from Chanipora Area .

53. One Ab Majid Ganiee alias Ashaq Hussain R/O Kangan Nunru, Baramulla was arrested by the forces from Watal Bagh on 19.4.93 and after he was taken into custody, he was taken to some unknown place and later his dead body was received by his relatives on the same day.

54 to 55. Two persons namely , Gh Mohi-ud-Din Naikoo S/O Gh Nabi R/O Sal;fi Pora and Mohammad Ramzan Malla S/O Gh Mohammad Malla R/O Spoore were earlier arrested by the forces during crack-down operations taken to some unknown interrogation centre and later their dead bodies were received by the relatives through local Police on 19.4.93 .

56. One person, namely, Manzoor Ahmad Mir alieas Umar Suhail Khan R/O Khanyar Srinagar was arrested by the forces on 21.4.93 and killed on the same date after being taken into custody. His dead body was received by his relatives on 21.4.93.

57 to 60. On 21.4.93 the Army headed by Col. Erena cordened the Hazratbal area Dobi Mohalla and arrested some persons including Reyaz Ahmad Genaiee a Police Constable from JKAP R/O Sumbal Sonawari, Ab.Majid Bhat alieas Murtaza Ali Gandroo R/O Hazratbal, Irshad Ahmad Sofi R/O Zakoora and one more person. On the next day their bullet-ridden dead bodies were handed over to the Police Control Room Srinagar. Immediately after the news was made public , the entire Police Force came on the streets with Arms to protest against the custodial killing of their colleague Reyaz Ahmad Genaiee, in this regard an FIR No; 38 /93 stands registered in Police Station Nageen Hazrat bal Srinagar and despite of the fact that after the investigation was completed by crime branch Srinagar and it was established by the investigation agency as reported in a daily Local English News Paper Jammu based " Kashmir Times " , the Commandant Col. Erena was found guilty of custodial killing of Reyaz Ahmad , the challan (final Charge sheet ) against him and other persons involved in the crime has not been produced till date before the competant court . The Government has been delaying deleberately in order to keep, the moral of the forces high to kill the people of kashmir. The investigating agencies has referred the matter to the Union of India and Central Government for giving sanction to produce the final charge sheet against Col. Erena and others before the court of competant jurisdication. But till date sanction has not been given. There is also concern for other cases in which the investigation in different Police stations against the forces has been completed like Dalgate custodial killings etc.,but the final charge sheets against the forces are not being produced before the Court of competant jurisdiction for want of sanction which is being delayed intentially by the Central Government . After the incident the Government lodged a false complaint against the Police employees and made pick and choose method which is discriminatory and not warranted under Law. Finally on 1.5.93 and thereafter on different dates the Government in a pick and choose manner started dismissing Police employees on the ground that their activities are prejudicial to the Security of the State. Overall about 109 Police officials became the victims at the hands of Government.

61. One Bilal Ahmad Sheikh R/O Tarabal Nawakadal a carpenter by profession was arrested by the forces during crack-down operations on 21 .4.93 along with his brother Niyaz Ahmad Shah ( Zahid); his dead body was found on the roadside in the nearby locality on 25-4-93. His head was seavered from his body.

62 to 63. Two persons, namely, Arshad Ahmad R/O Watergam, Baramulla and Noor-Ud-Din Dar R/O Bjhama, Baramulla, were taken into custody by the forces on 4-5-93 and killed on the same date after torture.

64. One Muneer Ahmad an employee of J&K Bank R/O Bachpora, Srinagar, was arrested by the forces at Nawhatta with many other on 7-5-93 and taken to a nearby house where he was tortured and shot dead on the same date.

65. Manzoor Ahmad R/O Baramulla, was taken into custody by the forces during search operations on 7-5-93 and later shot dead on the same date.

66. One Bilal Ahmad S/O Gh. Rasool R/O Khushal Matoo, Sopore, M.A.Economics) was arrested by the forces two days back and his dead body bullet-ridden was received by his relatives on 10-5-93.

67 to 68. Two persons,namely, Manzoor Ahmad Ahanger alias Mian S/O Gh. Mohd R/O Jageer, Tral and Mohd. Amin alias Hasmat Ullah S/O Mohd. Akram Bhat R/O Charsu, Tral of Pulwama district were taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations at Arigam Tral and then shot dead immediately.

69. Ab. Majid Chappa alias Abdullah Hasmi R/O Sokalipora, Wazapora, Srinagar during a search was dragged out of house at Rajurikadal, Srinagar on 18-5-93. The forces pulled hairs from his face and gave foot beatings after he was shot at neck from close range; he died on the spot.

70. One Muneer Ahmad Shah R/O Kupwara was arrested by the forces during the morning of 22-5-93 and taken to some place; his dead body with multiple marks of violence was received by his relatives on the same date.

71 to 73. Three persons, namely, Farooq Ahmad Malik, Zahoor Ahmad and Mohd. Shafi, were arrested by the forces from Mirza Kamil Sheib, Srinagar from a three wheeler on 22-5-93 and after two hours their dead bodies were found lying on the road with bullet injuries.

74. One Ajaz Ahmad R/O Baderwah, Jammu, was arrested by the forces on 23-5-93 in an injured an condition along with three other persons. He was released and admitted in the S.H.M.S. Hospital where he sccumbbed to these injuries on 25-5-93.

75. One Akhter Hussain R/O Baderwah, Jammu was arrested along with three others namely, Shawqat Ali,Rafiq Ahmad and Ajaz Ahmad on 24-5-93. His dead body too with multiple injuries was handed over to his relatives on 25-5-93. He was also killed due to torture.

76. One Ab.Majid R/O Bederwah Doda Jammu was arrested along with Ajaz Ahmad and taken into custody on 25.5.93; his dead body with multiple injuries was found on 27.5.93. The person arrested along with him was also killed in custody on 25.4.93

77. One Mehboob Shah R/O and Ab Rashid R/O Handwara, Kup., were arrested by the forces and beaten ruthlessly . The forces immediately after arrest on 27.5.93 took them for recovery and shot dead on the way. One Ghulam Qadir Lone was also arrested with them .

78. Two persons namely Sarfaraz Khan and Mohammad Yousf residents of Kulgam Pulwama were arrested by the forces and taken to some unknown place on 27.5.93 and later their bullet-ridden dead bodies were received by their relatives on the same date during late hours.

79. One Ghulam Nabi Mir R/O Pulwama Tral,was arrested by the forces on 25.5.93 and his dead body was later recovered from road side on 31.5.93.

80. One Farooq Ahmad Alias Bashir R/O Tarabal Nawakadal Srinagar was arrested by BSF at Sariballa Srinagar while he was walking on the road on 4.6.93; his dead body was recovered near Bagyas from river Jehalim with multiple bullet injuries on his body on 10.6.93.

81. One Mehbob Gazi R/O Kupwara was arrested by the forces at Dadsan, Kupwara on 26-5-93; his dead body was later found near the base of a mountain on 11-6-93. It appears that he was thrown from the top of the mountain intentionally in order to kill him.

82 to 83. Two persons, namely, Mohd. Ayub Wani alias Riyaz R/O Batamaloo and Tariq Perveez Rohella alias Nazir S/O Ab. Karim R/O Batamaloo were taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations on 12-6-93 and told to face a wall in the nearby area and shot at them from the close range and killed them on the spot on the same date. Their bullet-ridden dead bodies were handed over to their relatives on 13-6-93 through local Police.

84. One Manzoor Ahmad Dar R/O Zadinambal, Kralapora,Hawal was taken into custody by the forces at Dalgate in a sudden crackdown operations on 15-6-93 and then taken to some unknown place, where he was tortured and then released in half-dead condition. He was taken to hospital for treatment where he sccumbbed to these injuries on 15-6-93.

85. One Gh. Nabi Ahanger R/O Kukernagh, Islamabad was arrested along with one Mohd. Shaban few days earlier and on 15-6-93 his dead body was received by his relatives through local Police with multiple injuries on his body. The other persons namely, Mohd Shaban and Ab. Hamid could not be traced despite meetings with the concerned officials.

86. One Gulzar alias Shahbaz R/O Badgam district was taken into custody by the forces on 12-6-93; his dead body was received by his relatives on 16-6-93.

87. One Mustaq Ahmad S/O Gh. Mohd. R/O Rinawari, Srinagar was taken into custody by the forces on 17-6-93 and shot dead on the same date after taking him into custody.

88. One Fayaz Ahmad Hajam alias Sikander R/O New Khanda, Pampore was arrested by the forces at Padshahibagh on 13-6-93 and taken to some unknown place. His dead body bearing strangulation marks on his neck was recovered from river on 18-6-93.

89. One Mohd. Yaqub R/O Sopore, Baramulla was arrested by the forces earlier; his dead body was later recovered from Sopore Chowk on 18-6-93.

90. One Gh. Qadir Mir alias Pingi R/O Branth Kalan, Sopore was taken into custody by the forces during crackdown operations at Branth Kalan in presence of locals on 18-6-93; his dead body was later recovered on the same date after few hours near Shanker Gund area.

91. One Nazir Ahmad Malik R/O Langate, Handwara was arrested by the forces during crackdown operations on 21-6-93; next day his dead body was handed over to his relatives. His dead body was showing visible injuries on various parts.

92. One Ab. Rehman Hajam alias Moulvi Manzoor R/O Batapora, Berwah, Badgam was taken into custody by the forces in presence of a number of people and hairs from his face were pulled; he was shot dead after some time immediately after arrest on 22-6-93.

93 to 94. Three persons, namely, Farooq Ahmad Malik R/O Bahudin Sheib, Nawhatta, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh R/O Hawal and Mohd. Shafi Bhat R/O Shallabagh, Zadibal of Srinagar district were arrested by the forces when they were traveling in a three wheeler near Hawal area. Their bullet-ridden dead bodies were later found on the same date i.e. 22-6-93, in Gulshan Nagar, Badamibagh, Hawal, Srinagar.

95. One Mohd. Ashraf R/O Asham, Sonawari of district Baramulla was arrested by the forces on 23-6-93 and killed on the same date immediately after arrest.

96. Gh. Mohd. Sofi alias Shaid-Ul-Islam R/O Safapora, Manasbal, was arrested by the forces along with Jabbar R/O Asham and Ab. Ahad at Safapora and later released in half -dead condition. He was tortured during this period. However, he sccumbbed to these injuries on 23-6-93.

97 to 98. Two persons, namely Nisar Ahmad Bhat aged 25 years R/O Diyalgam and Shabir Ahmad aged 18 years R/O Diyalgam, Islamabad were dragged out by the forces during crackdown operations on 26-6-93 and shot dead. Some persons were burnt alive when the forces simmered gun powder outside the house of one Mohd. Sultan Dar. In this incident 8 persons including ladies were also killed.

99 to 101. Three persons, namely, Masood Ahmad Malik, Khursheed Ahmad and Ab. Kabeer Bagwan employees of Public Health Engineering Department, were taken into custody by the forces during search operations at Chowgan, Kistiwar, Doda on 26-6-93 and on the next day on 27-6-93 their dead bodies with multiple visible injuries were handed over to their relatives through local Police. The people of the locality observed band as a mark protest against these brutal killings during custody. Regarding this incident a report has been lodged in the concerned Police station and also the people held demonstrations on these killings.


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