Tufail Matoo killing: Trail court asks counsels to produce HC order copy before it can proceed

Tufail Matoo killing: Trail court asks counsels to produce HC order copy before it can proceed
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Srinagar: A trial court in Srinagar hearing the case of Srinagar teenager Tufail Mattoo killing in 2010 has asked the state and the complainant’s counsel to produce the copy of orders passed by the High Court before it can proceed in the case.
The court direction came after the counsel of the complainant Mohammad Ashraf Matoo pleaded for fresh investigation into the case through an enquiry magistrate in terms of section 202 CrPC.
Earlier, the family had moved a petition in the High Court under 561 A (quashment of proceedings).
The court of Judge Small Causes, Srinagar asked how it could proceed with the case if 561A was pending in High Court, and sought HC order copy.
“How I can pass any other order it is against the law,” the court said.
The counsel of the complainant suggested that the better course was to go ahead with the enquiry by magistrate and pleaded for in depth fresh investigation so that justice could be given to the victim.
The family is unhappy with a closure report submitted by Special Investigation Team of Crime Branch (CB) in 2015 and is seeking fresh investigation in the case.
“We are going to produce the orders before the court on Friday and will deposing our statements and eye witnesses so that court could come to the rightful conclusion to take the take cognizance against the accused under right provisions of the RPC,” Aijaz Ahmad Dar, counsel of the complainant told Kashmir Reader.

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