Srinagar: A trial court in Srinagar issued a bailable warrant on Saturday against Director Health Services Kashmir for not producing witnesses in the Rukhsana Jabeen murder case.
The warrant was issued through Station House Officer Batamaloo and the SHO was directed to comply with orders of the court forthwith.
The court said that seven years have gone by and the court is still waiting for witnesses to appear and give their statements.
“It is the responsibility of the witnesses to verify the facts, so that justice can be meted out, to both the deceased and the accused,” said 3rd Additional Sessions Judge Mehmood Choudhary after hearing Public Prosecutor Jahanara Shah.
The accused, namely Manzoor Ahmed Mir of Gulberg Colony, Hyderpora, allegedly killed his wife Rukhsana Jabeen, a nurse by profession, at district hospital Chattergam over a personal dispute on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, 2010. The accused is imprisoned at Central Jail Srinagar since his arrest seven years ago. Two bail applications of the accused have already been rejected by the court.
As per the post-mortem report, the cause of death was strangulation by a scooter cable.
According to police investigation, Jabeen was staying at her parental home at Tengpora bypass on the fateful night. As per his confession at police station Batamaloo, the accused climbed the wall and entered the house through the bathroom window. He strangulated his wife at her parental home.