Army denies role in Naik’s death

Anantnag: Refuting the alegation of beating an old man Abdul Ghani Naik in Halmulla, Gawas in Karan area by the Army , an official spokesman said that During the intervening night of 8th and 9th April,2016, an information was received by Army regarding the presence of two militants in village Halmulla Gawas , Halsidar.The information was shared with police and subsequently a cordon and search operation was  launched by 19 RR and Police component Anantnag.
During search operation, some noise was heard emanating from the house of Abdul Ghani Naik s/o Gh Mohammad Naikoo. When the forces approached the house they found the above mentioned person unconscious.
The person who was frail and aged, was evacuated for treatment but he expired enroute to hospital.
The dead body was handed over to legal heirs after postmortem.

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