Police registered FIR against our slain son: Family of Palhalan youth

Police registered FIR against our slain son: Family of Palhalan youth

Police has registered FIR vide number 29/2014 under section 307, 147, 332 and 427 against Farooq and another injured youth who is battling for life in a hospital.

The family of 22-year-old Farooq Ahmad Bhat, who was killed in police firing in Palhalan area of Baramulla district two days back, Wednesday said the cops have registered a case against their slain son and another injured youth.

Farooq Ahmad Bhat, 22, was killed and two other youth critically injured after police opened fire on protesters in Palhalan on Monday, triggering Kashmir-wide shutdown and condemnation.

Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, father of the slain youth, said police has registered FIR vide number 29/2014 under section 307, 147, 332 and 427 against Farooq and another injured youth who is battling for life in a hospital.

 

“The police chief (DGP) had said a case will be registered against the cops who killed my son. But I was shocked to see that instead of lodging an FIR against the cops, police has registered a case against my son and another injured youth,” he said.

 

Tariq Ahmad, brother of slain youth, said during the 2010 killings, the then IGP Kashmir had assured a probe into the killing of a Palhalan youth but that probe report never came to fore.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir, Gareeb Das, told Greater Kashmir that FIR has been registered “against security forces involved in the firing incident.”

“I have told SSP Baramulla to investigate the matter thoroughly. Those found guilty will be punished,” he said, claiming “there is no question of registration of FIR against the slain youth.”   

 

INQUIRY OFFICER SEEKS DETAILS

Meanwhile, Sub-Divisional Magistrate PattanHameeda Begum—who has been appointed as inquiry officer to probe the killing of Farooq Ahmed—Wednesday visited the bereaved family.

She asked people to come forward to record their statements.

 

Begum told local news agency CNS that she has written a letter to SDPO Pattan asking him to provide the names along with belt numbers of all those cops who were present on spot when the killing took place.

 

“I will complete the inquiry within a week and submit my report to DC Baramulla,” she said.

Meanwhile Palhalan observed a complete shutdown for the third consecutive day against Bhat’s killing.

(With CNS inputs)