One-man Commission in Shopian Killings directs Police to seek details from Chandigarh

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The one-man commission setup by state government to probe the killings of four civilians in Gagrin, Shopian allegedly by CRPF personnel has impressed upon the Superintendent of Police Shopian to depute a police officer to Chandigarh to collect the expert opinion from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) Chandigarh.

According to CNS, retired Justice M. L. Koul heading the one-man commission said that on perusal of the record it is found that the FSL report has not so far been filed by the respondents and it is impressed upon them to see that it is collected and filed before the Commission.

“It is impressed upon the SP Shopian that he should depute one police officer namely Inspector Jan Muzaffar who is connected with the investigation to Chandigarh to collect the expert opinion from CFSL Chandigarh. Also, the mobile phones which have been sent for expert opinion are brought back immediately with the opinion of the concerned authority,” Justice said.

He said that the Chief Prosecuting Officer (CPO) representing the Civil Administration stated before the Commission that that the mobile phones (of the slain youth) have been sent by police in December 2013 to Chandigarh to get the expert opinion about these phones. He added that inquiry is getting delayed as the expert opinion has not been collected so far.

He further said that one petitioner Adil Wachkoo has submitted two Photostat copies of the medical opinion and therefore two doctors who had issued these certificates and reports are required to be examined by the Commission and cross-examined by the opposite side. “The Commission has directed both the doctors as well as Adil Wachkoo to appear before the Commission on March 10 this month in Circuit House, Shopian to record their statements,” Koul said.

The Counsel for Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has already appeared before the Commission while one of the petitioners Ghulam Nabi Mir did not record his statement on account of his poor health.

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