Srinagar family alleges Police officer of killing son; Srinagar court directs SSP to register FIR

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Ten days after a youth Shabir Ahmad Mir was shot dead by security forces in Tengpora area of Srinagar, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar has directed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar to register an FIR against a Deputy Superintendent rank police officer.

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CJM Masrat Shaeen asked the SSP to investigate the killing of the youth who according to his family was killed in cold blood by the same DySP after he barged into their house in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

2 A youth being thranshed mercilessly by Indian Security forces in Maisuma area of Srinagar (By Raqib Hameed Naik).JPG

“In the light of application and affidavit sworn by the applicant, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar is directed to register an FIR against the said official and investigate the matter. The SSP concerned is further directed to get case investigated by some police officer not below the rank of DySP,” directed the Srinagar court.

An application was moved by an applicant namely Abdul Rehman Mir, a resident of Tengpora Batamaloo Srinagar to direct Batamaloo Police Station for registration of an FIR against the police officer and other police personnel.

The applicant who is father of the deceased had submitted in his application that on July 10 at 6:45 pm when they were watching television, a police party headed by DySP of J&K police (name withheld) barged into their house and started smashing windowpanes and doors of the house.

“The wife of the applicant tried to stop the said police officer, however he physically assaulted her. The son (deceased Shabir Ahmed Mir) could not tolerate the thrashing of his mother and tried to rescue her from the clutches of the police officer. The Police officer took out his pistol and fired two shots at him resulting in his on spot death,” reads the court order.

The applicant has further submitted that, “ the said DySP took law in his own hands and killed his son in cold blood without any reason and rhyme. The applicant has submitted that he filed an application with the SHO Batamaloo who refused to lodge an FIR against the said DySP.”

The locals had also alleged that were no protests going on in the area and that police and paramilitary forces barged into his house, dragged him out and had shot him dead.