Police admits Anantnag youth died after getting injured in forces action on Eid-ul-Fitr


Jammu and Kashmir police has made a candid confession that a youth Sheeraz Ahmed Naikoo of Islamabad was injured in forces action while dealing with the protestors on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, who later succumbed to his injuries at district hospital Anantnag.

Clashes In Islamabad after Eid Prayers, pic: Tawseef Nazir

In a report submitted to SHRC, Police admits that Sheeraz was injured when police and other forces fired pellets and tear gas shells to disperse the mob on June 16, 2018.

The police report comes in response to the petition filed by the chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in case SHRC/203/Ang/2018.

The report reads that on June 16, after the culmination of Eid prayers at Eidgah Ahlihadith Ashajipora and Eidgah Hanifa Janglat Mandi Anantnag, an unruly mob resorted to stone pelting upon the police forces deployed around the Hanfia Eidgah and police Janglat Mandi.

The report stated that police and other forces tried to disperse the protestors in a peaceful manner but the mob turned more violent and continuously pelted stones on the forces. “The police and other forces in retaliation fired some tear smoke shells/pellets to disperse the miscreants soon the clashes spread to other parts of the town of Islamabad.

The report said that one youth namely Sheeraz Ahmed Naikoo of Brakpora, Anantnag received injuries during the stone pelting who was shifted to district hospital Islamabad for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries.

The petitioner said it was good that at least police has accepted that Sheeraz received grave injuries in forces action but the question needs to be answered when police know how the youth died, it must be knowing the force’s personnel who fired at Sheeraz in violation of the SoP.

“I urge the commission to direct police to fix the responsibility and to identify the police or paramilitary personnel involved in the killing of Sheeraz and to book him as well,” the petitioner says.


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