Follow orders: Court to Police
‘Submit report within week’
TUFAIL MATOO CASE
D A RASHID
Srinagar Oct 24: The High Court on Monday directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to comply with the earlier direction vis-ŕ-vis the constitution of Special Investigation Team to investigate Tufail Matoo case and file the compliance report to it within one week.
The Court passed the direction after counsel for the petitioner, Mian Abdul Qayoom pleaded before it that the earlier court direction regarding the constitution of SIT was not complied with by the state.
The High Court on September 26 had directed the DGP to constitute Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a Superintendent of Police to investigate the case and file the progress report to it within three weeks.
The Court had also asked the SIT which was investigating the case to handover all the documents pertaining to its investigation to the SIT to be constituted by the DGP.
The Court had passed the order after hearing the arguments of the counsel for the petitioner who pleaded before it that the investigation carried out by the SIT constituted by the state following the directions of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar were sloth and unsatisfactory.
In the wake of High Court directions to the state to constitute the SIT under SP, the SIT which was constituted by the state earlier in keeping with the directions of the trial Court has lost relevance and the case will be heard by the High Court now.
Mattoo’s death had triggered off cycle of violence in the valley in 2010 and at least 112 persons were killed in subsequent in the wake of turmoil which had engulfed it.
According to the family, Tufail was returning home from tuition on June 11 last year when police teargas shell hit him near Gani Memorial College in old city, killing him on the spot.
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