Srinagar: A court here has ordered the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar to lodge within 24 hours an FIR against a Deputy SP for the “cold-blooded murder” of a 26-year-old youth in Tengpora, Srinagar, on July 10.
“The SSP Srinagar is directed to lodge the FIR and comply with the directions of this court dated 18-7-2016 and file the copy of FIR within 24 hours,” said Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar, Masrat Shaheen.
In default, the CJM directed the SSP Srinagar to appear personally before the court and “show cause as to why action shall not be taken against him.”
The court gave these orders after reading the case diary and the police report that stated that a general FIR had been registered for the incident.
“The FIR has been registered against the slain youth as well as other locals and not the police officer, DySP Yasir Qadri, as was directed by the court on July 18,” Advocate Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, who along with advocates Nasir Ahmad Shalla and Zahoor Ahmad Bhat argued for the victim’s family, told Kashmir Reader.
The victim, Shabir Ahmad Mir, had dropped out of school to work as a mason to support his family.
Apart from a fresh FIR, the court had last week directed the SSP Srinagar to get the case investigated by a senior police officer who should not be below the rank of deputy superintendent.
The court’s orders on Thursday were passed on an application filed by Shabir’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.
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.
Mir said that on July 10, at about 6:35 pm, he and his family members were watching TV when a police party headed by DySP Yasir Qadri barged into his house and started smashing window panes and doors.
“My wife tried to stop the police official but he became infuriated and physically assaulted her, hurled abuses,” Mir said.
Mir said that his son Shabir Ahmad could not bear to see his mother being so humiliated and tried to save her.
“After this action of my son, the police officer flew into a rage and started beating him and thereafter fired bullets into his body. My son died on the spot,” Mir said.
Mir has accused the DySP of taking law into his hands to kill his son in a “cold-blooded murder.”