SRINAGAR: ‘A court in Srinagar on Wednesday rejected the extension of parole to a former policeman Farooq Ahmed Padder accused in 2006 fake encounter case. A day ago, the court had released him on parole for one day to attend his daughter’s marriage scheduled on May 3.
Padder, a resident of Kokernag in south Kashmir is one of the prime accused in the 2006 fake encounter case. He is allegedly involved in the killing of Abdul Rehman Padroo, a carpenter, Nazir Ahmed Dekka, a perfume vendor, Ali Muhammad Padder, a cloth seller, Nazir Ahmed Wani, a merchant and Showkat Kataria, a cleric. Their bodies were exhumed and identified through DNA testing.
His counsel, Parvaiz Nazir, filed an extension application before the district, principal and sessions judge to extend the parole. The court, after hearing the arguments from the defence counsel rejected the extension plea as the court didn’t find any genuine reason for the extension.
Rayeesa Rehman, daughter of Abdul Rehman Padroo told Kashmir Reader, “The court should not have granted him even one day parole but we are happy that there is no extension in the parole. I cannot get my father back. But to see these killers getting punishment will ease our hearts.”
The court has already bailed out SSP Parrihar, who is also accused in the case. But Padder, DySP Bahadur Ram, ASI Farooq Gudoo, Manzoor Ahmed Malik and Constable Bansi Lal, other accused, are languishing in Srinagar’s central jail since 2007.