Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has called a report from Deputy Commissioner Kulgam and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kulgam with regard to abduction of civilian Sheeraz Ahmed Bhat by unknown persons on 27 October, 2018.
Chairperson of the commission, Rtd Justice Bilal Nazki, issued the notice to the two officers on a petition filed by rights activist Ahsan Untoo, who submitted that one month had passed since Sheeraz was abducted by masked men and yet the police had not traced him, leaving his family including his wife and three children on god’s mercy.
Untoo pleaded before the commission that an inquiry must be conducted to know the whereabouts of Sheeraz. He urged SHRC to direct officers concerned to find the person and file a detailed report in this matter.
The petition stated that on 27 October, Sheeraz had arranged a vehicle of a cousin to drop his sister-in-law and mother-in-law to their home. Sheeraz’s cousin was in the driving seat and others were getting into the car when a Santro car came and stopped right beside them. According to his sister-in-law, some masked gunmen disembarked from the Santro car and forced Sheeraz into the car and drove away.
The petition stated that the family of Sheeraz had already been rendered homeless after their house was damaged to rubble in an encounter on 21 October, when three Jaish militants were killed and then seven civilians died in a mysterious blast in the rubble of the house.
Untoo pleaded that compensation be provided to the family in the interest of justice.