‘Custodial Death’ of Man from Kangan: SHRC Issues Warrant Against SSP

The chairman of The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), Justice (retd) Bilal Ahmad Nazki, issued the warrant against the SSP, asking the station house officer (SHO) of the Ganderbal police station to carry out the Commission’s orders.

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission on Feb 15 has issued a Bailable warrant against, a Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) for his failure to explain the death of a civilian from Preng village of tehsil Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, who was died in police custody.

International forum for justice Chairman, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo had filed a petition before the commission in 2013 asserting without proof that government forces had killed a normal civilian Abdul Hamid Ganaie, Son of Abdul Ahad Ganaie of Preng Ganderbal, in 2003

As per the petition, an FIR vide number 32/2003 under section 302, 364, 109 already stands registered at police station Kangan, however, justice still Escapes.

The petitioner has contested the claim made by a local doctor in the post-mortem report that Ganaie died due to Bullet injuries.

The petition says that Abdul Ganaie was arrested by the government forces in 2003. “he was interrogated, and tortured in the custody resulting in his death.

“The custodial death of Ganaie had sparked massive protests in the area while police had filed a case in this regard,” Untoo’s petition says.

According to human rights defenders around 12000 custodial killings have been reported during the past three decades in Kashmir.

(with inputs from Kashmir Observer)

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