Tengpora killing: Hundreds protest to demand action against police officer

Hundreds of people Wednesday staged protest demonstration at Tengpora Batamaloo here, demanding action under law against the senior police official, accused of killing a Tengpora youth at his residence on July 10, this year.
Tengpora killing: Hundreds protest to demand action against police officer
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Hundreds of people Wednesday staged protest demonstration at Tengpora Batamaloo here, demanding action under law against the senior police official, accused of killing a Tengpora youth at his residence on July 10, this year.  

People assembled at Tengpora Chowk and raised anti-police and anti-government slogans.

They accused state government of shielding "DySP Yasir Qadri who has committed a 'cold-blooded murder' of an innocent unarmed youth, Shabir Ahmad Mir."

"Despite the court directions to register an FIR against the murderer police official, state government is utilizing its all might to save him. We demand strict action under law against the accused. The punishment of murder should not be less than his execution," they said.

"PDP has presented itself as frontline campaigner for revocation of AFSPA. However, what it is doing in this case is virtually shielding accused Qadri under AFSPA," said Muhammad Yaseen, a protestor.

Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate here had directed Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar to register case against a police officer in connection with murder of Shabir Ahmad Mir of Tengpora, Batamaloo. The court also directed the SSP to get the matter investigated.

State government challenged the orders before state High Court which upheld the orders of CJM court.

The matter is presently pending before Supreme Court.

"Entering into the house and beating inmates and old aged parents of deceased is in no way discharging official duty. The officer is assigned with the duty to protect life and property of the public. He has misused his official position, service gun and powers. By using excessive use of force and unlawfully entering into residence to commit a murder doesn't fall within the definition of discharging official duty," said protestors.

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