IOK HC seeks prosecution status in 2010 Khanabal killings
SRINAGAR—The High Court has directed the Commissioner Secretary Home to file latest status with regard to sanction for prosecution of Indian policeman involved in killing of two youth in 2010.
Families of the deceased – Bilal Ahmad Najar of Khanabal and Noorul Amin Dagga of Nai Basti Islamabad town – have approached the High Court seeking probe into the killings of the youth.
On September 18, 2010, Najar and Dagga were killed in police firing when they were waiting outside a Masjid at Khanabal to join the funeral prayers of a student Maroof Ahmad Nath. The student had drowned in Jhelum River on September 13 after Indian forces’ personnel chase some boys.
”Latest status report filed again suggests that the filing of challan is awaiting the requisite sanction,” a bench of Justice Muhammad Yaqoob Mir observed following perusal of the report.
Deputy Advocate Gen- eral, Sajjad Ahmad Mir submitted that the file was pending for consideration before Commissioner Secretary Home Department.
“He shall file latest status report within two weeks from the date copy of this order is served upon him,” the court said, while listing the case after two weeks.
Six of the prime witnesses into the Khanabal twin murder have already deposed before the court of District Mobile Magistrate, Islamabad, and ascertained the role of a Deputy SP in the targeted killings.
The witnesses were produced before the magistrate on the directives of Chief Judicial Magistrate of Islamabad and their statements were recorded.
Earlier, families of Najar and Dagga had approached the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Islamabad, pleading that the SSP be directed to register a case to probe the killings. The court directed the SSP to register the case.—KMS