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Srinagar, Oct 16 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir Police today denied that six people had disappeared during the Governor's rule in the state.

The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) had recently complained that six persons had disappeared during the Governor's rule.

Reacting to the claim, a police spokesperson said the inquiries revealed that their whereabouts have been fully established.

As per the APDP, Khaliq-ul-Haq and Shafiq Ahmed, both residents of Rajouri, had disappeared. But, police said that the inquiries revealed that Khaliq-ul-Haq is a Pak trained LET militant with code name of Patal. Shafiq is also a militant with code name Lucky.

They were picked up along with one Pakistan national from Railway Station, Jammu on July 19 and are presently under custody.

Mubarak Ahmed Rather of Ajas Bandipore was said to be the third alleged disappeared person. The inquiries, however, revealed that on August 11, he had gone to Safapora for 4-5 days. In the meantime, a missing person report had been lodged in Batamaloo police station. However, his father brought him back home.

Abdul Khaliq Sheikh, aged 70 years, of Satipora, was the fourth person in the list provided by the ADPD.

It was, however, found that on July 20, he had gone to Toshmaidan pasture to look after his cattle, along with some youngsters. On July 21, while others reached home, he being old could not return.

On July 23, a search party found his dead body in the forest. It was a natural death as the body bore no wounds.

Zahoor Ahmed Shah, aged about 16 years, of Poshwari Machil, Kupwara was picked up for questioning on August 26 after an encounter and handed over to his parents on August 30.

He is presently with his parents and allegation of his disappearance is totally wrong and mischievous, the police spokesperson said.

No particulars were given about the sixth disappeared person as it was merely mentioned as Tariq Ahmed without any detail of residence or other details. Inquiries could not be made in this case, he added.

He regretted that some vested interests were active to malign the image of government by making false accusations as part of their agenda to alienate the people of Kashmir through such campaign of falsehood against public authorities.

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