New Delhi: After three families lodged a missing report claiming that three of their kins were killed in a fake encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police on Thursday said that it has deputed a team headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police to complete all legal and technical formalities into the disappearance of the said persons belonging to Rajouri district. Also Read - Security Forces Recover Drone Dropped Arms, Ammunition From J&K's Akhnoor

The family members have said three of their kin had come to Shopian to work as manual labourers and after their mobile phones were found switched off for several days, the anxious family members came to Shopian to find the whereabouts of the three missing persons. Also Read - No restriction on Accessing Any Website in Jammu and Kashmir: Centre Tells Lok Sabha

“The Rajouri families filed a missing report and since then we are trying to evaluate the case through all technical evidences. We have taken the DNA samples of three terrorists’ killed in Shopian encounter which will be sent to the central lab to ascertain facts. Also Read - J&K: 50% Rebate on Water And Electricity Bills | L-G Manoj Sinha Announces Rs 1,350 cr Economic Package for UT

“Besides matching the DNA samples it is being investigated whether these three persons who had come from Rajouri were in contact with local militants are not. We will examine all the technical evidence that we have,” Vijay Kumar, IGP (Kashmir) told reporters.

The missing report filed by the families has identified the three missing persons as Abrar Ahmad Khan, 18, Imtiyaz Hussain, 26 and another Abrar Ahmad, 21 belonging to Rajouri district.