HC directs DM to file affidavit
Sajjad Ahmad Darís death in custody
D A RASHID
Srinagar, July 27: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed District Magistrate Kupwara to file affidavit indicating how the matter of a youthís death has been dealt with after Additional District Magistrate, who conducted the inquiry into the matter submitted the report.
ďIn default the District Magistrate Kupwara has to appear in person before the court on next date of hearing on August, 7, 2012,Ē court ordered.
A bench of Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir passed the direction after counsel for the victimís family, Mian Abdul Qayoom argued that nothing is clear on what happened next after the inquiry report was submitted to district magistrate Kupwara.
ďDespite court directions, the district Magistrate Kupwara has not filed an affidavit indicating fallow up action and has made a light of the court order,Ē Qayoom argued.
Additional Advocate General, Shabir Ahmad Naik filed an affidavit on behalf of Principal Secretary Home indicating that Director General Prisons on June 29 has sent a showcause notice to incharge S P Prisons Kupwara district Jail, Ghulam Qadir Padroo asking him to explain the position following the submission of the inquiry report indicting the jail authorities for negligence.
The court had on May 17, 2012 asked the district magistrate Kupwara to fill an affidavit indicating as to how the matter of death was dealt with after he received the inquiry report.
Sajad Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Nabi Dar, of Sangrampora Sopore, who was booked under Public Safety Act for his alleged involvement in a militancy related case, was shifted to SKIMS on March 22, 2012 by the policemen from sub district jail Kupwara after he complained of pain in the head.
He had died two hours after he was admitted to SKIMS.
The High Court had on April 3 this year directed the District Magistrate Baramulla and Superintendent District Jail Kupwara to file the status report about the circumstances which led to the death of a detainee in the jail.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:00:00 IST
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