Hyderpora encounter SC dismisses man’s plea for exhuming son’s body

The Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition of a man Mohammad Latief Magrey to hand over for burial the body of his son Amir Latief Magrey, who was killed in Hyderpora, in Srinagar last November.

A bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala said once buried, the body should not be disturbed. The bench said that the Jammu and Kashmir administration has submitted that the deceased was buried with all honour.

While the court said it respected the sentiments of the father, the bench made it clear that it cannot decide matters on sentiments and the relief granted by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court was just and equitable.

According to the court, the J&K government must comply with the high court’s direction in relation to the compensation to the family and also allow them to offer prayers at the grave.