Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

Court bars DySP, SHO Qazigund from investigating youth’s killing

SRINAGAR: Judicial Magistrate Qazigund has directed SSP Kulgam to have the killing of 20-year-old Basit Ahmad Ahangar investigated “by any other officer other than DySP and SHO Qazigund.”
Basit was killed on September 3 when government forces allegedly fired pellets on him while he was returning home.
The family of Basit had moved an application before Judicial Magistrate 1st Class at Qazigund seeking registration of an FIR against the SHO and the DySP of Qazigund.
However, the court directed state authorities to complete the investigation with “regard to the complaint filed by the father of deceased on the basis of the First Information Report (FIR) already lodged.” The court said that a new FIR cannot be registered in the same case.
The court order issued on September 17 reads, “Further facts/accusations in the application/complaint be also investigated on the bases of First Information Report already lodged on 03-09-2016 and keeping in view the version of the complaint pertaining to the death of Basit.”
In the application, the family has mentioned that “Basit was not involved in any kind of stone pelting incident and force used against him was totally unwarranted in law and excessive in nature and intentionally used to cause death.”
“Use of force is evident from the death certificate issued by medical superintendent district hospital Anantnag (Islamabad) which reflects that the death of the deceased is result of multiple injuries to the left limb, two big lacerations in the intra-parietal region of the head with blackening around right eye and bleeding from nose and mouth,” the family’s application reads.
The case will be investigated under sections 307,188,148,149, 336 RPC and 3PSS under FIR No235/2016 lodged on 03-09-2016.

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