IOK HC seeks prose­cu­tion sta­tus in 2010 Khan­a­bal killings

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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