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Killing of driver in North Kashmir: SHRC seeks report from Kupwara administration

Published by Kashmir News Trust on December 20, 2017, 3:29 pm

Neyaz Elahi

Srinagar: State Human Rights Commission Wednesday directed Deputy Commissioner and SSP Kupwara to file a detailed report about the killing of a Taxi Driver Asif Iqbal.

Asif Iqbal, a resident of Thandipora Kupwara was killed by Army in an ambush a couple of days back. Army had said that the deceased was asked to stop, however, he didn’t respond to the warning.

Chairman, International Forum for Justice Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in his petition to SHRC has submitted that the magisterial probes are never being made public while District Administration should be directed to not only file a detailed report on the killing but also the probe report be made public.

“A couple of years back, army killed a sixty years old beggar Sanaullah Bhat, labelling him as a non-local militant. Probe was ordered into that killing as well, but it was not made public,” the petition reads.

The petition further reads that if Army claims that there was an ambush, why it had not informed Deputy Commissioner and SSP Kupwara in advance.

Acting upon the petition, Chairman SHRC directed Deputy Commissioner and SSP Kupwara to file a detailed report in this regard by or before February 15, 2018.