#Day32: SC Stays Contempt Proceedings Against IGP, SSP In Tengpora Killing Case

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KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed contempt of proceedings against SSP & Inspector General of Police (IGP-Kashmir) for not registering an FIR against the Dy SP, after the order of the Judicial Magistrate, in connection with the killing of a youth in Tengpora area of Srinagar on July 10.

The J&K government had moved the apex court to prevent the arrest of Srinagar’s DSP who allegedly killed a youth.

A city court had on Monday issued a fresh non-bailable warrant against SSP Srinagar for not being present in the court and directed Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) to file an FIR against a Dy SP in connection with the killing.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir Government to investigate the murder complaint against Deputy Superintendent of Police without suspending or arresting him in Tengpora killing case.

A Bench comprising Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy also asked the police to submit the investigation report to the court on August 12, The Tribune reported on today.

In the meanwhile, the Bench stayed Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s order for registration of a fresh FIR against the Dy SP on a complaint by a man whose 26-year-old son Shabir Ahmad Mir was allegedly shot dead by the police officer.

Srinagar Judicial Magistrate had ordered registration of a fresh FIR on July 18. The high court had rejected the state government’s plea against the magistrate’s order, forcing it to approach the Supreme Court.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the murder complaint would be investigated as part of the first FIR on violent incidents following the killing of popular Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

“Fresh FIR would demoralise the police forces, which was the intention of the separatist elements,” the Attorney General said.

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