Former J&K CM Mehbooba claims villagers near Poonch ambush site tortured; officials confirm 10 civilians in hospital – Times of India

Former J&K CM Mehbooba claims villagers near Poonch ambush site tortured; officials confirm 10 civilians in hospital - Times of India

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti leveling serious allegations on Monday, claiming that people from areas close to the December 21 terrorist ambush site in Poonch district were detained and tortured during interrogation.
This followed the discovery of the bodies of three people from Topa Peer village near the site of the December 22 ambush, leading to allegations that their deaths were The army The detained villagers confirmed that the three men were among those detained after the terrorist attack in which four soldiers were killed.
Disturbing reports are coming from Poonch. They have not only detained people from a specific area but also from there Thana Mandi, Pargai, and adjoining settlements. They have been treated harshly and are in critical condition in several hospitals,” Mehbooba said in Srinagar, where she claims to be under house arrest.
Official sources confirmed on Monday that 10 injured civilians are undergoing treatment in hospitals in the Poonch-Rajouri sector. He clarified that the condition of the injured is stable.
Mehbooba accused the authorities of treating people as “enemies of the state”, alleging: “They kill people, torture them in custody, make videos and spread them. It is common sense that “A citizen cannot make a video of army custody and circulate it. They want to send a message to people that this is what we are capable of doing. How much fear do they want to instill in us?” she said on social media. She was referring to a video, which allegedly showed men in uniform abusing people detained for questioning.
The PDP chief highlighted the issue. Farooq from Thana Mandi, saying that he is in the hospital with injuries from violence. In 2005, terrorists attacked Farooq and his family, resulting in the death of five people. What more can a person sacrifice for the country? Now they have arrested him and tortured him to such an extent that he is fighting for life in the hospital,” he said.
Mehbooba claimed that despite seeking permission to visit Poonch and meet the “victims’ families”, she was not allowed to step out of the house. The death of three civilians triggered an investigation, and the Jammu and Kashmir administration announced compensation and jobs for the families of the dead.
According to official sources, the search operation continued near the ambush site on Monday, with troops securing all routes in the densely forested area to prevent the terrorists from escaping towards the LoC and crossing into Pakistan. Mobile internet services remained suspended in Poonch Rajouri Third day in a row.

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