Govt says no to FIR against accused officer, court issues warrant against SSP Srinagar
Srinagar: A court on Saturday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Srinagar senior superintendent of police for flouting its order asking the police to an FIR against a DySP in the “cold blooded murder” of a 26-year-old youth in Tengpora on July 10.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Masarat Shaheen also directed SSP Amit Kumar to show cause as to why contempt proceedings shall not be initiated against him for not obeying its direction to lodge the FIR against the accused deputy superintendent of police Yasir Qadri.
“Non bailable warrant is issued against SSP Srinagar through Deputy Inspector General, central Kashmir, with a direction to Chief prosecuting officer (CPO) to forward the warrant to the DIG and file the compliance report within two days,” the CJM said.
The court’s order came after the CPO informed that the PDP-BJP government has decided to “assail” its 18 and July 28 orders, directing the officials concerned to file FIR against the Dy SP.
The CPO also sought exemption from personal appearance of the SSP, saying that he was unable appear before the court owing to his engagements in dealing with “law and order” situation in the Srinagar.
“As the court’s directions on July 18 and 28, the SSP was to lodge the (case) and furnish the copy of the FIR within 24 hours but despite these two directions, the SSP Srinagar has neither lodged the FIR till this time against the (DySP) nor has he filed the copy of the FIR,” the court said, rejecting the SSP’s plea for exemption from the court. Subsequently, the court issued the NBW and the notice to the SSP while posting the case for further consideration on Monday.
The court passed the orders on an application filed by youth’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.
The victim, Shabir Ahmad Mir, had dropped out of school to work as a mason to support his family.
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.
He said that on July 10, at about 6:35pm, he along with family members was watching TV when a police party headed by the DySP barged into his house and started smashing window panes and doors.
“(My) wife tried to stop the police official but (he) got infuriated and physically assaulted (her) and hurled invectives,” he said.
Seeing all this, Mir said, his son—Shabir Ahmad—could not bear it and tried to save her mother from the clutches of the official and other police personnel.
“On this the police official went into rage and started beating (my) son and thereafter opened fire. My son died on the spot,” he said. Mir has charged the DySP of taking law into his hands and exceeded his powers to kill to his son in a “cold blooded murder.”