Srinagar: A court on Monday released senior superintendent of police Srinagar on bail after he was produced before it by the DIG central Kashmir for not registering an FIR against a DySP accused of the “cold blooded murder” of a 26-year-old youth in Tengpora on July 10.
As the case came for hearing before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, Masarat Shaheen, SSP Srinagar Amit Kumar filed an application for recalling of non-bailable warrant issued against him by the court on Saturday last.
“As SSP has been produced under proper custody and the warrant has been executed, hence application has already become anfractuous,” the court said and granted the bail to the SSP on furnishing the bail and personal bonds of Rs 50,000 each.
The SSP also sought time for filing the statement of facts and the court granted him time till Tuesday with a direction to comply with its directions on July 18 and 28 by lodging the FIR against the DySP Yasir Qadri and other policemen who were part of the party that killed the youth.
“(The SSP to) file the copy of FIR within twenty four hours. In case (he) fails to comply the orders of the Court, then rule will be framed against him and same will be referred to High Court for punishing the SSP Srinagar under law,” the court said and directed the SSP to remain present before it on Tuesday (2 August) along with compliance report.
The court passed the orders on an application filed by the youth’s father, Abdul Rehman Mir, seeking direction to the station house officer (SHO) Batamaloo to file FIR against Deputy SP Yasir Qadri under Section 302 (murder) of the RPC.
The victim, Shabir Ahmad Mir, had dropped out of school to work as a mason to support his family.
Mir said that he was forced to knock on the court’s door after the Batmaloo SHO refused to register an FIR against the Deputy SP.
He said that on July 10, at about 6:35pm, he along with family members was watching TV when a police party headed by the DySP barged into his house and started smashing window panes and doors.
“(My) wife tried to stop the police official but (he) got infuriated and physically assaulted (her) and hurled invectives,” he said.
Seeing all this, Mir said, his son—Shabir Ahmad—could not bear it and tried to save her mother from the clutches of the official and other police personnel.
“On this the police official went into rage and started beating (my) son and thereafter opened fire. My son died on the spot,” he said. Mir has charged the DySP of taking law into his hands and exceeded his powers to kill to his son in a “cold blooded murder.”