Army not cooperating in investigation of Lolab missing youth: Police tells court

Army not cooperating in investigation of Lolab missing youth: Police tells court
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Srinagar: Army is saving its personnel and not cooperating in the investigation related to Lolab youth allegedly missing from its custody, police told a court Friday.
The report about two Lolab youth, one tortured in custody and another missing since August 31, was presented by police after court asked it to produce investigation status.
A special investigation team headed by Additional superintendent of police, Kupwara in its report regarding FIR no. 62/2017 under section 307/342/323 RPC said that preliminary investigations have established that Nasrullah Khan, resident of Devar, while making his entry at 27 RR Army camp headed by Major Nishnat Gupta as per procedure, was confined inside the camp wrongfully and beaten severely with intention to kill him. The locals made a hue and cry upon which he was thrown out from the camp from the rear gate. The injured was referred to SKIMS for emergency medical treatment.
The report added that the army personnel against whom allegations were made were called through commanding officer 27 RR to appear before SIT, but no one turned up.
A request for relevant records through commanding officer was also not responded to.
About another FIR regarding detention of Manzoor Khan, at the same army camp on the same day, as reported by his uncle who was accompanying him, the police report states that extensive searches were made to locate Manzoor but no breakthrough has been made so far.
“Multiple communications has been made to Army authorities with regard to securing the presence of army personnel’s allegedly involved in the case but no one has appeared before SIT so far. Strenous efforts are on to locate Manzoor and investigation of the case is also underway.”


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