Investigation going on in Gowhar Nazir’s killing: SSP Srinagar



Gowhar Nazir
Gowhar Nazir

Jammu and Kashmir police have registered a case against the killing of Gowhar Nazir Dar, 22, engineering student, but nobody has been charged so far.

“The investigation is going on but we haven’t charged anybody so far,” said SSP Srinagar Amit Kumar on Wednesday.

Pertinently the Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar had Tuesday assured that those who are found guilty will be punished as per law.

“Everything will be cleared and case will be thoroughly investigated as loss of any innocent life is highly condemnable. Law will take its own course. Whosoever is found guilty will be punished,” had said the DGP.

Meanwhile the state administration has put strict restrictions in the areas falling under police stations of Maisuma, Nowhatta, Khanyar, ParimPora, Mahrajgunj and Safakadal to foil any march towards HMT.

The separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference (g) chairman Syed Ali Geelani had called for a march on Wednesday to express solidarity with Dar’s family and asked people to assemble at Zanikote. But for the rest of the areas, the traffic-both public as well as private, was plying normally. Police has deployed heavy contingent of forces out the residence of Geelani to foil his march.

Slain Gowhar was killed allegedly by 44 battalion of CRPF when they fired a bullet/ teargas shell on a group of youth who were pelting stones on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway at Zanikote, on the outskirts of Srinagar. According to the First Information Report, Dar was not among the protesters but just a passer.

Pertinently the police has registered a case apart from the state government’s magisterial inquiry, the CRPF has also initiated a court of inquiry, says sources.

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