A local court here on Saturday issued non-bailable warrant against Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar for failing to comply with court directions to register FIR against Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Yasir Qadri accused in killing of Shabir Ahmad Mir of Tengpora Batamaloo on July 10.
On July 28, Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar Masarat Shaheen had directed SSP Srinagar Amit Kumar to comply with the directions of court dated July 18 and file copy of FIR within 24 hours or to cause his personal appearance to show cause as to why action should not be taken against him.
The CPO representing the state submitted an application on behalf of SSP Srinagar for exempting him from personal appearance for today's hearing, pleading that he is busy in law and order situation and unable to appear before the court.
"Despite two directions, SSP Srinagar has neither registered FIR till this time against the non-applicant (Yasir Qadri) and nor he has filed copy of FIR within 24 hours. Hence he has flouted the court directions. Thus application moved on behalf of SSP Srinagar is rejected," the court said.
"Hence the non-bailable warrant is issued against SSP Srinagar through DIG Central Kashmir with the direction to CPO to forward the warrant to DIG Central Kashmir and file compliance report within two days" the court said.
The court further directed SSP Srinagar to "show cause as to why contempt proceedings shall not be initiated against him for not obeying the court directions whereby he was directed to launch FIR and file the copy of FIR within 24 hours," the court added.
In his complaint, Abdul Rehman Mir, father of the deceased, alleged that DSP Yasir Qadri and other police personnel entered his house at Tengpora, Batamaloo, at 6:45 pm.
"I along with the family members was watching TV and police party headed by Yasir Qadri forcibly entered my house and started smashing windows and doors. My wife tried to stop the police officer," Mir alleges in the complaint.
"But on this, the police official was infuriated and he assaulted us and hurled invectives upon my wife. My son, Shabir Ahmad Mir, who was present on the spot could not bear beating of his parents and tried to rescue his mother from the clutches of the said police official and other police personnel. On this, the said police official went into rage and started beating my son. Thereafter he fired two shots on my son from his pistol from point-blank range. He died on spot," it states.