Despite police claims that a formal case against the killers of Palhalan youth will be registered, the father of Faooq Ahmed Bhat who was killed in ‘police’ firing on February 9 Wednesday revealed that police instead of registering an FIR against the killers has registered a case against his slain son and injured youth.
Bhat told CNS that police has registered an FIR vide number 29/2014 under section 307,147,332,427 against his slain son and the injured youth battling for life in the hospital. “Police chief had said that a case will be registered against the killer cops, but I was surprised when I came to know that instead of lodging an FIR against the cops, police has registered a case against my dead son and the injured youth lying in the hospital,” he said.
The brother of the slain youth Tariq Ahmed alleged that during 2010 killings, then IGP Kashmir had assured probe into the killing of Palhalan youth but the report of that probe never came to fore.
However when Kashmir Life contacted police spokesman to know the details, he while referring to story said, “it is informed that the story is factually incorrect.No such thing has happened.”