Shopian police exhumed and handed over the bodies of three boys to their families who were killed in an encounter in Shopian district on July 18. Police handed over the bodies on October 04, after the DNA samples matched. Police Official said, "The bodies have been exhumed and have been brought back to district Rajouri. Bodies have been handed over to the family members." One of the relative of the boys said, "We don't know what happened to them, either police or government would know. We only know that they were missing from past few days. Today we received their dead bodies, we are thankful to the government and police." Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on this case had said, "Amshipora case investigations will be conducted with utmost fairness and will be taken to their logical conclusion. Indian Army is committed to the professional conduct of operations."