SRINAGAR: A local court has directed Police Station Shergari to submit a status report and investigate the Mohammad Yaseen Sheikh drowning case. It has also asked them to site reasons for not lodging an FIR against the non-applicants in the case till date. A senior prosecution officer assured the court that they will submit the detailed report on the next date of hearing.
Mohammad Yaseen Sheikh, age 27, the son of applicant Abdul Jabber Sheikh, lost his life to cold blooded murder by the non-applicants on 24 June 2017.
The victim that day was returning with a friend to his home when they were stopped by the non-applicants, who asked them to come with them to Police Station Shergeri. At this, the victim ran away, following which the non-applicants chased him. The victim jumped into the flood spill channel Alochi Bagh in order to save himself from the non-applicants’ clutches, but his attempts were in vain and he drowned. The non-applicants also caught hold of his friend, the eyewitness, and didn’t allow him to move despite the victim’s cries for help.
According to the eyewitness, Mudasir Ahmad Mir, “The victim while drowning in the flood channel shouted loudly for help and was asking the non-applicants for help in taking him out, but the non applicants were watching drowning of the victim like mute spectators and didn’t allowed the eye witness to save the victim till the victim disappeared in the damp soil.
The applicant also alleges that the SHO concerned threatened to kill him and his other family members in case he pursued the case. The applicant, through local English daily Rising Kashmir, requested the IGP for his personal intervention in solving the murder case and for taking the probe into matter.
The counsel for the victim, Advocate Maroof Khan, told Kashmir Reader, “We are satisfied with the court order as the court has watched this case seriously and we hope that court delivers justice to the victim’s family.”