The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has taken suo moto cognizance of killing of a youth in Nawakdal asking DGP, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, IGP Kashmir, IGP CRPF and DC Srinagar to submit reports in the matter.
The order passed by Rafiq Fida, the acting chairperson of the Commission read: “…in the first instance issue notices to DGP J&K, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, IGP Kashmir Zone, Srinagar, IG CRPF C/O 56 APO, Dy. Commissioner Srinagar who be supplied with the copy of this order and news report and directed to submit their respective detailed factual reports in the matter. Dy. Commissioner Srinagar be also directed to send a copy of the findings of the Magisterial enquiry ordered to be conducted in the incident.”
The Commission has also asked the father of the deceased subject be also directed to appear before the Commission on the next date of hearing and file correct statement of facts in the matter. The Commission has said incident is prima facie extrajudicial execution and makes out a grave violation and abuse of human rights in which the CRPF personnel have resorted to indiscriminate firing upon the youth causing injuries to four persons and one of them succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Srinagar.