Constitute SIT: Court to IGP
Wamiq Farooq Case
Srinagar: A local court on Saturday asked Inspector General of Police (IGP) to constitute a Special Investigation Team to clear the air on divergent claims surrounding the death of a 13-year-old Wamiq Farooq in old city last year.
The counsel for the complainant, advocate Ajaz Ahmad Dar said that Chief Judicial Magistrate, Yashpal Bourney directed the IGP to constitute a 3-member SIT to be headed by an officer no less than the rank of SP.
The SIT, Dar said, has been directed to conclude its report within 30-days. The SIT is supposed to take into account expert opinion on whether the shell, allegedly fired by the police officer, hit Wamiq Farooq directly or obliquely.
The SIT has also been directed to record statement of Masrat Shaneen, Sub-Judge Passenger Tax, who established that the teenager died due to shelling by a police officer.
Pertinently, Wamiq, 13, of Rainawari, was killed when police allegedly fired tear smoke shell at him in the Rajouri Kadal area of Srinagar on January 31.
The Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, had on June 8, 2010 directed the Passenger and Tax Magistrate Srinagar, Masarat Shaheen to probe Wamiq’s killing after his parents approached the court asking for action against the guilty cops and registration of a murder case. The police have filed two reports in the court so far. In one report, the police termed the teenager as miscreant while in another; it said that a departmental inquiry has been going on while placing the erring cop under suspension. (PBI)
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