On Thursday, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that Jammu and Kashmir is a very sensitive Union Territory and that he will come up with facts about the Lawaypora gunfight at an “appropriate time.”
On 30 December 2020, the government forces killed three persons, who were later contradicted by their families who identified them as “innocent civilians”: Athar Wani, an eleventh standard student from Bellow, Aijaz Ganaie, a graduate from Putrigam, both in Pulwama district and Zubair Lone, a carpenter from Turkwangam from Shopian.
“Let me tell you that J-K is a very sensitive UT. I have noted all versions including that of forces’ and the families of the (slain trio). I will come up with facts before you at an appropriate time,” said Sinha, replying to a query that families of the killed trio have alleged that their sons were killed in a “stage managed encounter” and that the bodies should be handed over to them while a probe should be initiated at the highest level.