Present yourself before IO: HC to 7 ITBP personnel

ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Dec 6: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has directed the seven personnel, including officers of paramilitary ITBP allegedly involved in abduction and enforced disappearance of a youth to present themselves before the Investigation Officer probing the case.
 Ghulam Hussain Koka father of Muhammad had filed a petition before the court pleading that the police investigation into the case of his son was tardy and the warrant issued by CJM Anantnag was not being executed.
 Koka was allegedly abducted and subjected to enforced disappearance by paramilitary ITBP personnel in Anantnag district of South Kashmir in 1991.  
 A bench of High Court passed the direction after Counsel for the ITBP, Bashir Ahmad Zargar submitted in the court that a fax Communication letter from Commandant 10th Bn ITBP furnishing details of seven officers allegedly involved in the abduction and enforced disappearance of Koka.
 The communication divulges that Commandant  Inder Singh Negi is posted presently at Northern FTR, Dehradun (UKD) as Inspector General, Dr P S Gunjiyal, CMO, is currently posted with 31st Bn, Yupia (Arunachal Pradesh), Head Constable Hukum Singh is posted with 24th Bn at Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, Head Constable Ajeet Kumar is posted TPT Bn at Chandigarh, R S Rana 2 I /C ( Retd) is currently residing in Himachal Pradesh, Rajinder Singh (retd) is presently in Utrakhand, and SI Pratap Singh has expired on August, 4, 2004.   
 The High Court had earlier directed counsel for paramilitary ITBP to make available within a week particulars of suspected accused personnel involved in abduction and enforced disappearance of the youth and in failure  commandant of 10th Bn ITBP had to appear in person with details of the personnel.
 Earlier in the status report filed by the IO in the court, 11 personnel from 10th Bn ITBP were identified as suspected accused in the abduction of Koka.
 According to the report the suspected  ITBP personnel have been identified as commandant  Inder Singh Negi, I/C R S Rana, Dr P S Gunjiyal, Inspector Rajinder Singh, S I Pratap Singh, HC Hukum Singh, HC Ajeet Kumar, Sunil Joshi from Intelligence Wing, JCO R S Chouhan, JCO Mishra and SI Ram Pratap.
 Counsel for state Mushtaq Ahmad Chashoo had previously informed the court that ITBP officers were not facilitating execution of the warrant issued by CJM against the suspected accused.
 He told the court that two ITBP personnel, HC Ajeet Kumar and HC Hukum Singh are stated to have been brought to police Station Dooru on May 5, 2007 and subjected to test identification parade. He said Hukum Singh was reportedly identified by two witnesses whose statements were recorded by the Police.   The contemnor was represented by Advocate P Imroz.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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