A ‘minor’ who was booked by Pattan police for his alleged involvement in stone-pelting that had caused the death of a police constable was sent to Juvenile lock up by Session Court Tangmarg on Saturday.
Pertinently, a Head Constable Kawlain Singh was killed after the vehicle he was driving met an accident following stone pelting by some youth near restive Palhalan in Pattan after Eid prayers in October this year.
Police arrested some alleged culprits including a minor Bilal Ahmed Dar son of Abdul Jabbar resident of Bhat Mohalla Palhalan Pattan vide FIR number 263/2013 under section 148, 120A, 153B of RPC. Bilal was bailed out by Sessions Court Baramulla but according to his parents, Pattan police rearrested him soon after they showed bail application to police officials.
According to parents, Police booked him again under section 302, 307, 335, 427, 511 of RPC and presented him before the Court of Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Tangmarag, Mr Wajahat who directed police authorities to sent the accused minor in juvenile lockup.
Abdul Jabbar Dar the father of the accused told CNS that his son is a minor who never indulged in stone-pelting. “The School record shows his date of birth as September 1, 2001. He is below 14 and studying at Government School Sadrabal, Palhalan,” he said adding that the time when police constable lost his life after stone pelting incident, his son was present at his hosiery shop.
“We were shocked when Bilal was arrested by police. He is innocent and police should thoroughly probe the matter,” he said.
A top police official confirmed to CNS that Bilal is a minor but said that he is involved in stone-pelting incident which claimed the precious life of a policeman. “The accused was not only present on the spot of crime but indulged in stone-pelting as well. After thorough investigation it was proved that the accused is not innocent and was the part of the group which attacked the police bus carrying school children,” the police official said.