J&K State Committee of CPI (M) on Saturday said the outcome of Crime Branch's probe in Tufail Matoo's death case has put a question mark on the capabilities of Crime Branch, state's premier investigating agency.
In a statement here a CPI (M) spokesman said: "Crime Branch's declaration that the guilty in Tufail Matoo death case are untraced has come as a shock and has created a perception that black sheep in uniform enjoy absolute impunity."
The committee said and added that the latest closure report filed by Crime Branch has eroded peoples' faith in institutions and agencies that facilitate delivery of justice in this country.
"If government of India and the state government have some respect for the rights of Kashmiri people all these cases should be investigated by some internationally monitored agencies," he added.
Taking exception to Crime Branch report which says "Efforts are being kept alive through secret investigation to look for possible clues in future…," it said that one fails to understand how far our crime investigating agency is capable to handle ordinary criminal cases that it took almost five years to reach to a conclusion that instead of catching hold of culprits it says secret investigation will be kept alive.
"In such ironical circumstances, there seems a need to hand over ordinary criminal cases in Jammu and Kashmir to international crime investigating agencies to take them to some logical conclusion," There is a genuine resentment and anger among the local people which suggests for effective preventive measures to safe guard the human rights in the state.