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Murder case trial: Court asks prosecuction to produce witnesses
‘Who gave weapon to Papa Kishtwari?’
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SRINAGAR, Nov 9: A city court has directed prosecution to produce witnesses in a murder case against Papa Kishtwari and the co-accused, at the earliest.

The trial is going on in principal district and sessions court against Ghulam Muhammad Lone alias Papa Kishtwari and his associates who are allegedly involved in a murder case of Ali Mohammad Mir who was a contractor by profession.

The court after hearing the arguments of Advocate Babar Jan Qadri, the counsel for Zahoor Ahmad Mir, son of the murdered contractor, observed that the direction of producing witnesses will be conveyed to the prosecution as the Public Prosecutor Abdul Aziz Teli returns from Haj.

Meanwhile, Qadri has vehemently argued against the bail application moved by Khurshid Ahmad Mir and Ghulam Rasool Ganaie, the two associates of Kishtwari. “I pleaded before the court that unless the unaccounted arms used by Kishtwari and his associates would be recovered and all his militia men arrested, the bail matter should not be heard as it can put life of my client at risk,” Qadri told Kashmir Times.

Qadri also referred a High Court order by virtue of which the Court had observed the weapon lying with Kishtwari gang is yet to be recovered. “The question is that the present case has not been investigated properly by the investigating officer. As we don’t know who gave weapons to Kishtwari and his militiamen the case cannot be taken to its logical conclusion. And till the weapons are not recovered and absconding criminals are not arrested, the bail to Kishtwari and his associates will cause danger to the complainant (Zahoor Mir) and the society at large,” Qadri prayed before the judge.

He also submitted that prosecution be directed to produce witnesses, otherwise, according to him the non production of witnesses will force the court to close the evidence which in turn will have a negative effect and impact on the ongoing proceedings. Qadri also showed concern for non compliance of court orders seeking a direction to SSP Srinagar to provide adequate security to the complainant.

Qadri prayed that Kishtwari was running a gang of around 150 persons and only three had been arrested by police so far. “Where are the other militia men and where the weapon is used by them,” he argued.

On February 8, the High Court had asked the state government to file objections, if any, within two weeks in a petition filed by Zahoor Mir, seeking DNA testing of bodies lying in alleged mass graves so that the body of his father is traced out.

In his petition, Mir, had pleaded before the court that his father Ali Mohammad Mir, was allegedly killed by pro-government gunman Ghulam Muhammad Lone alias Papa Kishtwari and his associates. He had sought court directions to the government to take all necessary steps in conducting DNA testing of all the unnamed graves so that the body of his father can be identified and recovered.

Notably, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) had also recommended DNA testing of bodies lying in alleged mass graves in Kashmir.

Mir had prayed that the government be directed to pay a compensation of rupees five crore to him besides a job under SRO-43. The counsel for Mir had prayed before the court for the directions to the government to ensure the safety of the petitioner by providing him a reasonable security, citing the reason that he is under constant threat from the absconding criminals and killers of his father.

According to Qadri, the petitioner was struggling to get the body of his father since 1996, when he was abducted, to perform his last rites but his efforts have not materialized and the State Human Rights Commission’s report over the existence of mass graves here has raised a hope for the petitioner, who has filed a petition to recover the body of his father.

“The petitioner has strived to get an FIR registered against the accused and an FIR was lodged against them with police station Nishat in 2007, but still some of the accused are absconding, who are a grave threat to the life of the petitioner and two constables are not a sufficient security for him but he needs a reasonable security,” the counsel informed the court.

A City Court had directed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) not to withdraw security cover of Mir. The order had come from the then Principal District and Session Judge in a complaint filed by Zahoor on October 31, 2011. “...Hence SSP Srinagar is directed to ensure that two PSO’s who have been deputed by previous orders of the SSP Srinagar are not withdrawn from protecting the person (Zahoor) and property of the applicant complainant in view of the sensitivity of the case. In case any of the PSO’s has been withdrawn by district police, he shall ensure that the security of the complainant applicant is taking care of in view of the nature of the case involved and in view of the fact that the accused No. 6 being still at large whose weapons are also yet to be recovered,” Kaneez Fatima, the session’s judge had said in her order.

However, on April 19, 2010, SSP Srinagar had submitted the report before session’s court contending therein that despite the applicant not being categorized person, two PSOs remained attached with him since July 2007 and the applicant still has the security cover.


News Updated at : Saturday, November 10, 2012
 
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