Islamabad Killings: Cop identified
Islamabad, Sept 25: A key witness into the alleged cold-blooded murder of three teenagers by police on June 29 has identified a constable, presently in police custody, as involved in indiscriminate firing on the teenagers in the Anchidora area of this South Kashmir town.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of police probing into the incident, sources say, produced a suspected cop before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate and conducted the identification parade after which the witness identified Constable Nisar Ahmad Lone, who was then stationed at police station Saddar Islamabad, as one of the police personnel involved in the firing incident.
However, sources said that the identification parade of some top rung police officers also alleged to be involved in firing was yet to be conducted.
“The witness identified the cop in one glance. Moreover, he shouted at the cop in front of the Magistrate,” they said.
Lone was arrested by the SIT in July after the deposition of two key witnesses including a policeman in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM).
On July 20, SIT recorded the statement of the key witnesses. Subsequently, the witnesses deposed before the CJM Islamabad.
Later the SIT called for an identification parade of the suspected cops before the court which took place here on September 23.
Earlier, a magisterial enquiry ordered by the government established the involvement of police in the triple murder and recommended action against the culprits. It also recommended action against some top officials of the police and district administration who were present near the scene of the incident.
Three teenagers- Shujat-ul-Islam, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Khanday and Imtiyaz Ahmad Itoo- were murdered in cold-blood in Anchidora area of the town on June 29 after the police chased away youth protesting against the CRPF firing on a teenager, Arshid Ahmad, who had received bullet injuries in his leg in Mattan Chowk that morning.
The government ordered a magisterial enquiry into the incident while as the police initiated separate investigation into the incident through a special investigation team (SIT) formed by the then SSP Islamabad, Dr Showkat Ahmad Malik.
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