Court hears Shopian case, next hearing on Nov 21
GK LEGAL CORRESPONDENT
Srinagar, Sep 22: The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar on Thursday after hearing the arguments of counsels for different parties in Shopian case fixed the next date of hearing on November 21.
In the case the complainant was represented by S R Hussain and the accused doctors were represented by Riyaz Khawar while CBI counsel appeared for the Central Bureau of Investigation.
After the CBI took over the investigation of the case following the decision of the government, the bodies of the victims were exhumed from the graves and the agency conducted fresh postmortem and Gynecological examination of the victims and claimed that no rape had been committed on victims relying on the report of its medical team.
Following the report, the CBI filed challan against six doctors, five lawyers and two civilians for hatching a conspiracy to defame the security forces and police in Jammu and Kashmir for falsely implicating them in rape and murder case.
The CBI filed the case before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar(designated CBI court). Following the CBI action, the complainant in the main case, Shakeel Ahmad Ahanger filed a protest petition for the reinvestigation by any agency other than CBI through his counsel S R Hussain.
The counsel for the accused doctors, Reyaz Khawar and the accused lawyers filed another application before the court stating that the case belongs to the Jammu and Kashmir state and the CBI counsel can not appear in the case and it was duty of the state to appoint the public prosecutor to conduct the prosecution of the case.
After the government did not accept the postmortem conducted by Dr Bilal and Dr Aasiya, the Chief Medical Officer Pulwama constituted a three member panel of doctors comprising Dr Nighat Shaheen, Dr Qadir Sofi and Dr Maqbool on the directions of the Director Health Services Kashmir to conduct the examination of the bodies.
The second team of the doctors said that rape had been committed on one victim. The High Court constituted SIT which was headed by the DIG Rouf-ul-Hassan under the supervision of the Inspector General Farooq Ahmad which started investigations in the case
The government later transferred the case to the CBI for reinvestigation.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 IST
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