Srinagar, December 29 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) has welcomed an order issued by the High Court directing the constitution of Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe into the disappearance of five labourers.

The APDP in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the victims belonging to Sang Liana in Surankote area of Poonch in Jammu region had disappeared from Srinagar on June 13, 2005.

“The victims had come to Srinagar for labour work and were staying in Dalgate area. They were lured by a person working for JAK Rifles through his accomplices for labour work and had paid them Rs 1000 in advance,” the statement said.

It said that since their disappearance, the whereabouts of the labourers had not been traced. It added that the accused had been detained by the police but due to intervention of some high ups from Indian army and police he was released.

“Now the recent order from the High Court once again provided hope to the victims’ families,” the statement said.


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