Human Shield descends to Srinagar for seeking Gogoi arrest


Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights group in the Valley, Mohammad Ashan Untoo, along with the “Human shield” victim Farooq Ahmed Dar of Budgam on Thursday held a protest demonstration in press colony, demanded an action against Major Leetul Gogoi.

Human Rights activist Ahsan Untoo along with Human Sheild victim Farooq Dar protesting against Major Leetul Gogoi in Srinagar, KL photo by Bilal Bahadur

Mohammad Ahsan Untoo along with Farooq Dar while holding placards which read, “ Arrest the habitual offender,” “Arrest the sadist,” during a sit demonstration in press colony demanded an action against the accused.

On May 23, Gogoi was held with a girl and a civilian driver Sameer Ahmed Malla, both from Budgam, in Srinagar hotel. He was soon detained by Police station Khanyar Srinagar, following his altercation with the staff of a local hotel he had booked. Gogoi had booked a room online in Grand Mamta Hotel, Buchwara Dalgate, in the name of Leetul Gogoi, a resident of Assam.

An embroidery artisan till a year ago, Farooq Dar was tied on an army jeep as a “Human shield” on April 9, 2017, by a team led by Major Leetul Gogoi tied Dar to escape stone throwing in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The video of the incident later made headlines all over the country.

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