A Srinagar court has given permission to BSF IG Ramesh Kumar,holding a Court of Inquiry into the killing of teenager Zahid Farooq,to question Constable Lakvinder Singh who is on an eight-day police remand. The BSF constable is accused of killing the 16-year-old boy on the outskirts of Srinagar,sparking off massive protests in the Valley.
The IG BSF moved a formal application before Srinagar Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohammad Ibrahim on Thursday saying that it was necessary for him to question the constable to ascertain the facts. The constitution of the
Court of Inquiry by the BSF headquarters has necessitated the questioning of Constable Lakvinder Singh,presently in police custody under proper remand, the IG said
in the application. The BSF had ordered a Court of Inquiry
on February 11 after Singh was found to be prima facie involved in the killing.