Medical board turns down murder-accused youngster’s plea to skip court

Medical board turns down murder-accused youngster’s plea to skip court

Srinagar: A under trial murder accused youngster has been asked to appear before the court after a medical board turned down his plea that he was not in good health to face prosecution.
The accused youngster Asim Ali Waida has skipped the court proceedings for a year on health grounds prompting a judge to ask for his medical reports.
The medical board on Tuesday produced the report before the court saying Waida was medically fit to attend the court hearing.
Following the medical clearance, the court issued directions to the police to present Waida and the co-accused Imran Islam Baba, both residents of Illahi Bagh on next hearing. The duo is lodged in central jail Srinagar from 2009 with charges of murdering their friend Asrar Mushtaq Dar of Maisuma in July 2009.
As per case diary, Asrar had gone missing from his residence on July 3, 2009 and his body was found four days later at Malkhah road near Kathi Darwaza in old Srinagar.
Subsequently, police registered a case (FIR No. 54/2009 U/S 302 RPC) in police station Rainawari and subsequently arrested Baba and Waida.
According to the police, chatting online with a Delhi based girl was the main reason for the murder. Baba was jealous of Asrar’s friendship with the girl on social networking site Orkut.
On July 3, 2009, police said, Dar invited Baba to his residence at Illahibagh and in a fit of rage smashed his head with an iron rod. Later they threw the body at Malkhah.
Asrar’s murder had sparked massive protests and shutdown in Maisuma for three days before police cracked the crime, claiming involvement of the duo.

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