The family of Suhail Ahmed Sofi, the youth who was killed in police firing last week Thursday alleged police have not mentioned the names of two accused policemen in the FIR copy they received from police station Magam in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Pertinently, teenager Suhail Ahmed Sofi was killed in police firing when he was on way to school shortly after a protest in Narbal area of Budgam district on April 18. On the same day police issued a statement, that a constable Javid Ahmed had fired upon the victims on the directions of ASI Manzoor Ahmed and both the cops according to police were arrested while SHO was attached for showing negligence.
“I received the copy of FIR (35/2015 u/s 302) from police station Magam on Thursday but was shocked to see the names of accused cops missing from the FIR. If the government has already admitted its folly and has arrested two policemen in this regard, then why the names of the accused have not been mentioned in the FIR,” Abdul Ahad Sofi told CNS.
He added that one of the policemen present in the police station informed him that the names of accused cops will be mentioned once the charge sheet is filed in the court of law. “We will come on roads if any attempt will be made to save these two killer cops,” Sofi said.
A police official on condition of anonymity said that it is not necessary to mention the names of the accused in the FIR. “Once we will file charge sheet, names of the accused will the there,” he said adding that police have already mentioned the names of the accused and declared their names in public while FIR is just for investigation.