Srinagar, March 04, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a Srinagar court has issued fresh non-bailable arrest warrants against two Indian policemen involved in the killing of a Kashmiri youth, Wamiq Farooq, and directed the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, to execute the warrants. Wamiq Farooq, a class 7th student, was killed after being hit by a police tear-gas shell at Ghani Memorial Stadium in Srinagar in 2010.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, V S Bhou, issued the warrants after observing that the objections by police for non-execution of the earlier warrants were unsatisfactory. Police, in its plea, had submitted that the arrest warrants could not be executed earlier as the accused Assistant Sub-Inspector, Abdul Khaliq, was on leave.
The directions of the court came a week after an appellate court in Srinagar dismissed the revision petition by the accused against the order of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar. On February 25, the court of 2nd Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar, Parvaiz Hussain Kachroo, had dismissed an appeal by two cops – ASI Abdul Khaliq and Special Police Officer, Muhammad Akram – against an order of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar seeking execution of arrest warrants against the duo through IGP Kashmir.
On August 22 last year, CJM Srinagar had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against the two accused cops after observing that in the evidence collected by the Judicial Magistrate in inquiry and the evidence collected by the SIT, such circumstances were spelt out which prima-facie pointed out the culpability of the accused.
Against the order of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, the accused had moved the appellate court and the matter ultimately was heard and reserved by the 2nd Additional Sessions Court Srinagar. The victim family was represented by Advocate Ajaz Ahmad Dar.
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