Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Monday issued notices to the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar to file a detailed report by 17 October to explain how Saleem Malik of Noorbagh, a civilian, was killed and how militants managed to flee the spot despite a cordon laid by government forces on 27 September.
Taking up a petition filed by human rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo, the Commission issued the notices under case SHRC/331/Sgr/2018.
The petitioner told the SHRC that Saleem was killed brutally as 35 bullets were pumped into his body. The petitioner submitted that it had become a norm in Kashmir to kill innocents during cordons and encounters. “No security personnel is being made accountable for such crimes and with impunity the killing of innocent Kashmiris is taking place day in and day out,” Untoo said.
He pleaded before the commission that justice be done with the slain civilian’s family by bringing the culprits to justice and making public the facts of the case.