By Nusrat Sidiq
SRINAGAR: Hans Raj Parihar, the former SSP accused of picking up several civilians, murdering them in staged gunfights and passing them off as militants for money and sought exemption for Monday hearing through his counsel in the murder case of Abdul Rahim Padroo, a carpenter.
Also the other accused Farooq Ahmed Padder moved a bail application in his favour before Principal District and Sessions Judge, Rashid Ali Dar through his counsel Parvaiz Nazir to attend marriage ceremony of his daughter which is going to take place on 2nd and 3rd may, 2017. Except Parrihar, other accused were produced before the court including Driver Farooq Ahmed Padder, DySP Bahadur Ram, ASI Farooq Gudoo, Manzoor Ahmed Malik and Constable Bansi Lal for allegedly killing Padroo in 2006.
Though the court directed SSP Parrihar to be present on next hearing on 11th April, 2017.
Parihar has been released on bail by the High court at Jammu in November last year after the state government said it has “no objections” if he assures that he will not leave the state without prior permission of the court.
Parihar had filed the petition before the high court’s Jammu wing and was granted bail, which was later extended from time to time, in three FIRs—06/2007 in Batamaloo-, 04/2007 in Zadibal- and 52/2006 in Sumbal police stations. While FIR in police station Batamaloo pertains to the killing of Padroo, two other cases had been filed for killing Showkat Ahmad Kataria and Ghulam Nabi Wani of Kokernag, a cloth merchant.