Court directs SIT to produce probe report in 2 days
TUFAIL MATOO CASE
D A RASHID
Srinagar, July 16: A local court on Saturday directed the Special Investigation Team to produce before it the detailed report of investigation in Tufail Matoo case within two days.
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate after hearing the case directed the SIT to produce the record before the court on the next date of hearing, which was fixed on July 19.
The Investigating officer of the case, Parvaiz Ahmad informed the court that the probe revealed that no policeman was carrying tear smoke shells the day when the incident took place.
Counsel for the complainant, Advocate Muhammad Altaf Khan argued before the Court that how it could be possible for police not to carry the tear smoke shells when the situation was tense in the city.
Counsel while objecting to Investigating officer told the court that police should investigate the matter but should not defend the state.
“The Police has written a letter to the doctors seeking clarification of certain aspects of Post-mortem report, which I vehemently objected,” Khan said.
In its previous order on July 1, the Chief Judicial Magistrate had issued notice to the incharge SIT to explain his position vis-a-vis the investigation of the case.
“During today’s hearing I requested the Judge for a speedy trial. I also requested him that our hopes are clinging to Judiciary for justice as it is an indispensable and vital institution of democracy. So timely justice should be there,” said Muhammad Ashraf Matoo, Tufail’s father.
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