Court Holds Army Major Responsible for Custodial Disappearance of Baramulla Man

Mohammad Raafi

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

In a landmark decision, the J&K High Court Saturday in the case of Ajaz Ahmad Kakroo s/o Ghulam Hassan Kakroo v/s the Union of India through Home Secretary, Home Department New Delhi; State of J&K through commissioner home, civil secretariat Jammu/Srinagar; IGP Kashmir, SSP Baramulla and SHO Bijhama Baramulla and commanding officer 7th Sikh regiment commanded the respondents to conduct the inquiry in the custodial disappearance of the father of the petitioner and to trace out the whereabouts of the missing person who was arrested by the 7th Sikh regiment on 12th September 1990.

The court also ordered the respondents to conclude the investigation in the FIR registered by the police station Bijhama. The court also ordered for conducting the judicial enquiry in the custodial disappearance of the father of the petitioner.

The court order stated, “the respondents are responsible for the custodial disappearance of the father of the petitioner and deserve to be dealt under law for murder under section 302 of RPC.”

“The father of the petitioner was apprehended by the security personnel on 12th September 1990 at 11:00 AM from his house by 7 Sikh Segiment stationed at Lachipora. Then Incharge of the camp was Major Lakhinder Singh is directly responsible for the Custodial Disappearance of the father of the petitioner.”

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