Wamiq Farooq Case: Court directs police to arrest cops before April 2

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

A local court Friday issued fresh non-bailable arrest warrants against two policemen accused of culpable homicide in Wamiq Farooq case and directed Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, to execute the warrants before April 2 next month.

Wamiq Farooq, a class 7th student, was killed after being hit by a police tear-gas shell at Gani Memorial Stadium in old Srinagar in 2010.

According to CNS, Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, V S Bhou, issued the fresh warrants after senior Prosecuting Officer submitted the report on behalf of IGP Kashmir that the accused Assistant Sub Inspector Abdul Khaliq was on leave. The Prosecuting Officer further submitted that another accused Constable, Muhammad Akram is in Talwada Training Centre.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate termed the report submitted by Prosecution as unsatisfactory and after disagreeing with the contention issued fresh non-bailable warrant against the two cops.

The prosecution in its report further mentioned that the police have already forwarded arrest warrants for the duo to their respective units and soon they will be arrested.

Court directed IGP Kashmir to execute the warrants and arrest both the accused cops before April 2, the day when case will be listed for hearing again.

Earlier, the appellate court had dismissed the revision petition by the accused against the order of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar earlier had issued non-bailable arrest warrants against ASI Abdul Khaliq Sofi and SPO Muhammad Akram. The court had given the order after observing that in the evidence collected by the Judicial Magistrate in inquiry and the evidence collected by the SIT, such circumstances were spelt out which prima-facie pointed out the culpability of the accused.

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