The entire incident of bloodbath in Balajan, in fact, is shrouded in mystery. The ground situation seems to have suggested utter cluelessness. The picture is still hazy. The statement issued by NDFB-S has further made the state of affairs more confusing.
Security forces smartly claimed to have killed one of the perpetrators minutes after he along with his fellow militants unleashed terror with firing and bombing in the weekly market. Then how his fellows have managed to vanished from the spot? Why an intensive combing operation has been failing to trace down the remaining perpetrators? These things need to be clear.
Talking to a section of media, some eye witnesses maintained that police took 20 minutes to reach the spot. They kept waiting for the army personnel to reach the real scene. Then how they shot dead the perpetrator? Or the militants kept standing to target the security forces in the aftermath.
What the slain militant’s family members say before media further raised doubts on the real circumstances. They claimed to have received information three days back that Islary was nabbed many years after he joined the outfit. His parents have only identified the photograph. But they have yet to identify the body.
Only a thorough judicial enquiry would be able to unearth the truth. Will the government institute a judicial probe?