‘Don’t speculate’: J&K SIT warns leaders on Hyderpora firing India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday warned politicians and social media users that if someone makes a “speculative statement” after sanctioning the security forces for any wrongdoing on November 15, Then penal action will be taken against him. Hyderpora Shootout A Pakistani terrorist, his local associate and two residents “used as human shields” were left dead on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Politicians, family members of slain civilians and common people took to social media after the SIT cleared the security forces of any blame on Tuesday. They doubted the findings of the investigation team, following which the SIT issued a warning. SIT chief and Central Kashmir DIG Sujit Kumar said, “Many people have called the ongoing investigation a ‘concocted cover-up story’, ‘decorative probe’, ‘clean chit to killers’, ‘police story’ etc.”
“Such speculative statements of political leaders have a tendency to create excitement, rumours, fear and alarm among the public or a particular section of the society,” he said. “This approach is against the law and may attract appropriate penal provisions.”
The probe is not over yet, a day after the SIT announced that a doctor and a businessman killed in the shooting were either used as human shields by the terrorists or were shot by them. The SIT also said that Dr Mudasir Gul had given shelter to the terrorists, while businessman Altaf Bhat hid information about their presence in his commercial premises.
The deaths of two people had triggered outrage and widespread protests, with many calling the shootings a “staged encounter”.
According to the SIT, members of the public were invited to appear before an investigating officer with whatever evidence they may have on the Hyderpora deaths. “All such persons who are giving statements (on social media) should have approached the investigating officer with actual evidence to confirm or contradict the facts in the case,” Kumar said. ,