Contempt petition: Court attaches SHO Shaheed Gunj to the office of SSP Srinagar

Published by Kashmir News Trust on March 29, 2019, 1:03 pm



Srinagar: Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, while hearing the contempt petition against the SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj, Srinagar, attached him to the office of SSP Srinagar, with immediate effect and further directed S.P South and Magistrate 1st Class to collect the data of CCTV footage and produce the same before the Court by or before 3 PM today itself.

   Advcoate Babar Qadri representing the petitioner sought Judicial enquiry into the illegal custody of his client.

   As reported earlier  the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar had issued arrest warrant against SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj for showing ‘disregard’ towards court. Senior Prosecuting Officer had been directed to serve the warrant while SSP Srinagar was asked to execute the order and produce SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj before the court of CJM on March 29.

   The CJM had issued the arrest warrant while hearing a contempt petition filed by one Irshad Ahmed Dar through his Counsel Babar Qadri.

   The petitioner had claimed that SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj kept his brother Muhammad Ayoub Dar son of Ghulam Ahmed, a resident of Ganistan Sumbal in illegal confinement for over 16 days. “When we applied for the bail of my client Muhammad Ayoub, the CJM directed SHO Shaheed Gunj to file a report. However, much to the shock of the petitioner, SHO torn the copy of court order into pieces, thus showing utter disregard towards the court,” said Advocate Qadri to news agency CNS.

   He added that following the action of the SHO, they filed a contempt petition in the court of CJM. “When SHO failed to come up with a reply in time, the court issued an arrest warrant against him,” Qadri said adding SSP has been directed by court to execute the order and produce the SHO before the court.

   Advocate Babri Qadri said that SHO Shaheed Gunj filed the reply before the court after coming to know about the arrest warrant. “It is shocking that SHO in his report has said that the accused has been handed over to his family as he turned out to be innocent in a case related to car theft,” he said and claimed that his client was still in lock up till the court issued the arrest warrant.