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Lawaypora Gunfight: Police Releases Brief Video Showing Army Offering Surrender To ‘Trapped Militants’

Srinagar:  Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday release a video in which army personnel can be heard offering surrender to “trapped militants” inside a house at Hokersar Lawaypora on December 29.

“On 29/12/20 evening after the cordon at #Hokersar, troops are repeatedly #appealing the trapped #(militants) to come out and #surrender with assurances that they will not be harmed,” police said in the tweet. In the 27-second a drone can be seen outside hovering around house while an army man makes offer of surrender: “You are given a chance to surrender. Leave weapons and come out.

We assure you that you will not be harmed. Hands up and come out.” Three youth— 24-year-old Ajaz Maqbool Ganai from Putrigam Pulwama, 22-year-old Zubair Ahmad Lone from Turkawangam Shopian and Athar Muhstaq Wani from Bellow, Pulwama, were killed on December in the “encounter” Lawaypora. Police have claimed that the trio was militants despite no case registered against them even as families have consistently rejected the claim.

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