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Srinagar court orders police to file FIR of murder against officer who killed youth

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 July 2016, 7:08 IST

A court in Srinagar has ordered the police to file a case of murder against a police officer who allegedly killed a young man who tried to stop his mother from being beaten during the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.

The police had refused to file an FIR against the officer, which led the family to approach the court of Srinagar's chief judicial magistrate.

The court ordered the registration of an FIR against sub-divisional police officer Yasir Qadri for the alleged murder of Shabir Ahmad, a resident of Batamallo, reports The Telegraph.

Shabir's father Abdul Rahman Mir told the court in his application that Qadri had fired two shots from his pistol at Shabir, who died on the spot.

Mir's petition said that the family had been watching television when a police party led by Yasir Qadri entered their house and began smashing window panes and doors. When Mir's wife remonstrated, the police assaulted and abused her. As Shabir tried to push the police away from her, Qadri hit him and then shot him dead.

Mir's application said: "The said DYSP has taken law into his hands and has acted beyond his powers without any cause, rhyme and reason."

First published: 19 July 2016, 7:08 IST
 
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