Juvenile acquitted as police fails to produce evidence

Juvenile acquitted as police fails to produce evidence

SRINAGAR: A court in Srinagar on Tuesday acquitted a juvenile arrested late last year of all charges because the police failed to produce any evidence against him. While passing the acquittal orders, Chief Judicial Magistrate Massarat Shaheen remarked that the prosecution hadn’t produced any witness against the juvenile though they were given seven opportunities as […]

Chargesheet to be framed in Botakadal murder case

Srinagar: A court in Srinagar on Monday directed that charges be framed on June 14 against accused Sheeraz Ahmed Alai of Budgam, who allegedly strangled a lady to death and fled with her gold ornaments. Defense counsel Yawar Ahmed has, however, asked court to let him argue charges of offence against two jewellers, Ashiq Hussain […]

Minors prime targets of sexual violence

Srinagar: Minors seem to be the prime victims of sexual assault as data of rape cases over the past two-and-a-half years has revealed. Most victims fall in the age group of 3 to 11 years. Data available with the fast track court at the Srinagar lower court has shown that in the 65 sexual assault […]

Court directs SHO to produce witnesses

Court directs SHO to produce witnesses

Bailable warrant against investigating officer SRINAGAR: A court hearing the murder case of British national, Sara Elizabeth Rose, on Thursday directed SHO Ram Munshi Bagh to “immediately” produce witnesses and also issued a bailable warrant against investigating officer Nazir Ahmed. Direction was also passed to two doctors – Shah Mohmor and Nahida Ali – to […]

Lady doctors who conducted autopsy of a murdered woman untraceable to police

Lady doctors who conducted autopsy of a murdered woman untraceable to police

SRINAGAR: A trial court on Tuesday issued directions to health directorate to furnish details of the present posting of three lady doctors who have conducted autopsy of a woman allegedly murdered by her husband seven years ago. The doctors are required by the court to depose as witnesses of the case. Three doctors associated with […]

Witnesses depose before court in Showkat Kataria fake encounter killing

Witnesses depose before court in Showkat Kataria fake encounter killing

Srinagar: A court in Srinagar on Saturday recorded the statements of two witnesses in connection with the 2006 fake encounter killing of Showkat Ahmed Kataria, a cleric at local mosque in Alamgiri Bazaar Srinagar. The witness, Imtiyaz Ahmed, a police constable, told the court that on 5 October 2006 he passed a message to Police […]

19 year old kidnapping case listed for final arguments

19 year old kidnapping case listed for final arguments

Srinagar: A court in Srinagar listed a kidnapping case of 1998 for final arguments after closing its evidence and declared one of the accused, Mohammad Isaac Wagay of Qazigund, as absconder under section 512 of RPC. The court of 4th additional sessions judge  had also passed directions on previous hearing to other three accused, Muzaffar […]

Court issues warrant against former SHO Sopore

Court issues warrant against former SHO Sopore

Srinagar: A court in Srinagar issued bail-able warrant against retired Station House Officer (SHO) of Sopore after he failed to produce witnesses in the court in connection with proceedings of a murder case. Though constables Riyaz Ahmed and Mohammand Younis deposed as witnesses, principal district and sessions judge Rashid Ali Dar issued bailable warrant against […]

IGP seeks monthly reports of court cases from POs

IGP seeks monthly reports of court cases from POs

SRINAGAR: Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Muneer Ahmed Khan has asked prosecuting officers at subordinate court Srinagar to submit monthly reports of cases in the courts. The report must include copies of judgement orders, details of prosecution witnesses summoned and disposal thereof during the month, the directive said. The officers have been asked also to […]