Srinagar: The J&K High Court Tuesday issued bailable warrant to Senior Superintendent of Police Anantnag for non-compliance of its order regarding the kidnapping of a girl from south Kashmir by Punjab resident in 2012.
According to October 31 order by the court, the SP was directed to appear in person before it Tuesday. However, the SP was not present and a single bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey observed that no option has been left but to seek his presence through bailable warrant.
“Registry to issue bailable to the Superintendent of Police, Anantnag in the amount of Rs 10,000 for his presence in the Court on the next date of hearing (November 24),” the court and directed that warrant be executed through Inspector General of Police, Kashmir.
As the case came up on October 31, the SP Anantnag had not filed compliance report as directed to him by the court on June 9 to specify the members of the team constituted to trace the kidnapped girl. Subsequently, the court afforded the cop “last opportunity of two weeks to submit the requisite compliance failing which he shall appear in person to explain his failure in complying with the court orders.”
The court was hearing a petition filed by father of a minor girl who according to him was kidnapped on Ocotober 31, 2012 by one K D Singh of Panjab. He had alleged that girl was in illegal confinement of the kidnapper. Police has also registered a case FIR 109 of 2012 under section 304 CrPC in police station Achabal in this regard. Subsequently, the police filed charge sheet against KD Singh and his father before the trial court which issued warrants of arrest against the duo. Subsequently, SSP Anantnag was directed to constituted a team headed by DySP to trace out the kidnapped girl.