Wamiq died due to shelling by police officer: Judicial probe
Srinagar, Dec 7: The judicial enquiry conducted by a court here has established that teenager Wamiq Farooq died due to shelling by a police officer.
According to the enquiry report submitted by Sub-Judge Passenger Tax, Masrat Shaheen before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, the accused assistant sub-inspector, Abdul Khaliq without any provocation fired a tear smoke shell at the 13-year-old Wamiq.
On June 8, the CJM, before whom the family of the deceased had filed an application for registration of murder case against the police, had asked the Passenger Tax court to conduct a judicial probe into the teenager’s killing and file the enquiry report.
Shaheen in its report submitted before the CJM said that on the evening of fateful day, a police personnel from a ‘white gypsy’ of Nowhatta police station without any provocation fired a tear smoke shell on Wamiq, who was playing carom near Gani Memorial Stadium.
Shaheen established through its enquiry report that the accused had committed offence punishable under Ranbir Penal Code.
Wamiq of Rainawari was killed in January this year after he was hit by a teargas shell fired by police near Ghani Memorial stadium Rajouri Kadal, in old City Srinagar.
Subsequently, the father of Wamiq, Farooq Ahmad had on February 11 moved an application through his counsel G N Shaheen before CJM Srinagar praying for registration of an FIR into the killing.
In the application, the father of the victim has demanded criminal prosecution for murder charges (under section 302 RPC) against the police official involved in killing.
However, police later submitted its report on February 20, before a Court here, describing Wamiq a “miscreant” who according to it was involved in stone throwing and succumbed to an injury sustained by him in police's “retaliatory measure”.
Following Wamiq’s killing, the Inspector general of Police had told media that they had suspended an ASI, who fired tear smoke shell towards Wamiq. “He (ASI) has been placed under suspension for not having taken adequate precautions,” IGP had said. Even the JK Law minister had assured action against the police official.
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