‘I am being threatened and harassed’: Witness in Papa Kishtwari case

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

An eyewitness to the disappearance and killing of Nishat Contractor allegedly at the hands of notorious government gunman Ghulam Ahmed Lone aka Papa Kishtwari Tuesday deposed before the Court and alleged that he could not depose before the Court from past five years because some government agency gunmen are constantly threatening and harassing him.

According to CNS, the Papa Kishtwari case was listed before the Additional District Judge Subhash Chandra Gupta lower court Srinagar. Prosecution produced an eyewitness namely Nazir Ahmed Sheikh. Due to absence of Defense lawyer, the eyewitness deposed before the Court and claimed that some Government Agency gunmen are constantly threatening and harassing him.

“This is the only reason why I was not deposing before the court from past five years,” the witness told the Court.

The eyewitness further said that he is being constantly monitored by the government agencies. He also said that he is being asked not to say anything against Papa Kishtwari.

After hearing the witness the Court assured him full proof security, while travelling from his native place to court on the next date of hearing which is on Feb 22 this month.

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