Asrar Mushtaq murder case: After warrant, investigating officer appears in court

By Nusrat Sidiq
SRINAGAR Investigating officer Muzaffar Ahmed appeared before a court hearing Asrar Mushtaq murder case on Monday, after it had issued non-bailable warrant against him. Principal District and Sessions Judge Srinagar Rashid Ali Dar had issued the warrant on February 27 and directed SP Budgam to withhold the salary of the investigating officer in Asrar murder case.

The court recorded Muzaffer’s statement and listed the case for March 15 again. One of the accused, Imran Aslam Baba of Green Avenue Colony, Illahibagh, was produced before the court while the other accused Asim Ali was not produced because of health reasons. The two are accused of killing their friend Asrar Mushtaq Dar, a resident of Maisuma locality in Srinagar civil lines, in a suspected love triangle case. Asrar’s killing had triggered massive protests in Srinagar but police investigations found that the murder was not related to counterinsurgency.

As per the police investigations, Imran Aslam Baba, 20, smashed the skull of Asrar Mushtaq Dar because he was jealous of Asrar’s ‘friendship’ with a Delhi girl on social networking site After warrant, investigating officer appears in court