Boniyar Encounter: Army hands over bodies of slain militants to police

Suhail Khan

Srinagar, Oct 19:Army on Friday handed over bodies of three out of four militants killed in forests of Boniyar Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

A senior army officer told GNS that the bodies were handed over to the concerned police station for further legal action.  

“The fourth body is lying in the area and despite inclement weather and tough terrain, we are trying to retrieve it from the area which lie very close to the LoC,” he said, adding, “we have been able to retrieve all four weapons carried by the infiltrating militants.”   

Meanwhile, police have filed a case FIR number 52/2018 under section 307, 7/25 and 2/3 IMCO Act in police station Boniyar and further investigations were taken up.

Sources said that three bodies which were retrieved were lying at one place in a nallah and another one some distance away close to ‘noman’s land’.  

The recoveries besides four AK-47 rifles include other arms and ammunition, the sources said. 

Concerned SHO confirmed that police has received the bodies following which the FIR was registered. 

“The bodies after conducting medico-legal formalities shall be handed over to local auqaf for last rites,” the officer said. (GNS)

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