Bar demands probe into killing of Hurriyat activist

Bar demands probe into killing of Hurriyat activist
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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Srinagar on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of Hurriyat activist Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem and demanded investigation into it.
Nadeem was shot dead on Monday by unidentified gunmen in Beerwah, Budgam.
In a statement issued here, Bar said those responsible for the “barbaric killing” of Nadeem should be arrested and punished and a special investigation team should be constituted for bringing the case to its logical end.
Bar also expressed concern over the proceedings initiated by the father of Major Aditya Kumar in the Supreme Court and the failure of the state government to oppose it.
“The Bar association feels that the father of the army officer had no ‘locus standi’ in the matter as the FIR had not been registered against him, and as per the law he was not an ‘aggrieved person’ who could file the petition before the Supreme Court,” the statement said.
The Association said his (Major Kumar’s) petition was as such liable to be dismissed at the very threshold. “But because of the fact that there was no one on behalf of the state government to make such a submission before the Supreme Court, the case was not only entertained but the police and the state government was stopped from conducting further investigation in the case, which is extremely surprising.”