Murder charges framed against 17 youth in DSP lynching

Murder charges framed against 17 youth in DSP lynching

Srinagar: A Srinagar trial court Tuesday framed charges under section 302 RPC (murder) against 17 youth accused in the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandit in Nowhatta earlier this year. The court of 4th Additional District Principal and Sessions Judge Kamlesh Kumar Panditha said that prima facie evidence was strong enough to […]

SHRC asks police to explain

SHRC asks police to explain

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday issued notices to the top police brass asking them to explain the reason for Comiti’s arrest. Activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo had filed a petition (vide number 395) before the SHRC on Monday, asking that the government clarify whether any foreign journalist has the right to highlight […]

HC seeks govt response on allowing lawyers to meet prisoners

HC seeks govt response on allowing lawyers to meet prisoners

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday granted three weeks time to the government of India and ten days to the state government for filing the objections to the application allowing advocates to visit various jails. The application was moved by two advocates, Miraj Azim and Zahid Ali seeking permission to visit jails […]

Umar Khan to be provided all medical treatment, directs HC

Umar Khan to be provided all medical treatment, directs HC

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday directed state authorities to provide necessary medical treatment to Umar Yousuf Khan, a specially-abled detainee who is suffering from bipolar mental disorder and is presently lodged in Kathua Jail under the Public Safety Act (PSA). The court further directed the state government to file a compliance […]

Army not cooperating in human shield case, police tells High Court

Army not cooperating in human shield case, police tells High Court

Srinagar: The army is not cooperating in the police investigation of the Budgam “human shield” incident that took place April 9 this year, police told the J&K High Court on Thursday. Submitting the latest investigation report, the police stated that despite a series of communication sent to Company Commander of 53 Rashtriya Rifles to provide […]

163 braid chopping incidents reported in Kashmir, HC told

163 braid chopping incidents reported in Kashmir, HC told

SRINAGAR: As many as 163 cases of braid chopping were reported in Kashmir valley while 264 have been reported from Jammu division, the government informed the High Court Thursday. The police report submitted to the court hearing a public interest litigation on braid chopping incidents in the valley, informed that three people were arrested in […]

Court calls non-complying officials to account over continuing environmental degradation in Pahalgam

Court calls non-complying officials to account over continuing environmental degradation in Pahalgam

Srinagar: Annoyed at continued non-compliance with court directions and the absence of state officials during the hearing pertaining to Pahalgam health resort, the high court on Wednesday pulled up the state authorities on the absence of a regulatory mechanism in the area. The court directed the commissioner cum secretary to the government, law department, to […]

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