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Kashmir unrest: Court orders FIR against DSP for ‘killing’ J&K youth

According to a court application filed by his father, Abdul Rehman Mir, a police team led by DSP Yasir Qadri barged into their home and killed Shabir.

Written by Bashaarat Masood | Dachigam (srinagar), Srinagar | Updated: July 20, 2016 4:07:37 pm
Kashmir unrest, kashmir army, kashmir protests, kashmir valley, kashmir valley protests, kashmir deaths, kashmir army killings, kashmir army atrocities, jammu and kashmir unrest, kashmir news, india news The victim, Shabir Ahmad Mir, had dropped out of school after Class IX to help his parents, and worked as a mason to support the family. (Photo for representational purpose only)

A J&K court on Tuesday directed the police to register a case against a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) for allegedly killing a 26-year-old youth in Tengpora, Srinagar, on July 10.

The victim, Shabir Ahmad Mir, had dropped out of school after Class IX to help his parents, and worked as a mason to support the family.

According to a court application filed by his father, Abdul Rehman Mir, a police team led by DSP Yasir Qadri barged into their home and killed Shabir.

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“When they (Mir’s family members) were watching television, a police party headed by DSP Qadri barged into the house and started smashing window panes and doors. The wife of the applicant tried to stop the said police officer, but he physically assaulted her. The son (Shabir) could not tolerate the thrashing of his mother and tried to rescue her from the clutches of the police officer. The police officer took out his pistol and fired two shots at him, resulting in his on-the-spot death,” the application filed by Abdul read.

Abdul also claimed that the Station House Officer concerned refused to file a case into his son’s killing.

The incident had triggered protests in and around Tengpora.

Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Srinagar, Masarat Shaheen directed the Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, to register a case and launch a probe against Qadri.

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“The applicant is on affidavit and as per the facts of the application, the concerned DSP has acted beyond the powers, which reveals that there is a case of cognizable offences,” the CJM observed. “In the light of the application and the affidavit sworn by the applicant, SSP, Srinagar, is directed to lodge an FIR against the concerned official and investigate the matter.”

The court also instructed that the case must be “investigated by a senior officer not below the rank of DSP”.

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