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The Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court has reserved the verdict after hearing the petition regarding the exhumation of the dead body of Aamir, who was killed in the encounter in Hyderpora of the Valley. A division bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mitthal and Justice Javed Iqbal Wani, while hearing a petition filed by Aamir’s father Mohammad Latif Magrey, reserved the verdict.
Magrey had sought permission to take the dead body out of the grave and take it home so that they could perform the rituals of the handover-e-khak as customary. The single bench of the High Court had ordered arrangements to send the dead body out of the grave and send it home.
In the event of the body’s condition becoming very bad, Magrey was ordered to take it to the graveyard in Kupwara at government expense and Rs 5 lakh as compensation. The execution of this order was stayed by a division bench of the High Court, after which Magrey approached the Supreme Court.
Vacation judges of the Supreme Court Suryakant and JB Pardiwala had requested the High Court to hear the matter, on which the division bench including the Chief Justice of the High Court heard.
In this petition, Magrey has now sought permission to go to Kupwara and allow him to perform the last rituals. It is noteworthy that four people were killed in the encounter, out of which the bodies of two were taken out from the grave and handed over to the family members.