Thursday, May 3, 2012

HC adjourns hearing in encounter involving Army chief

The State High Court nowadays adjourned the hearing of the alleged faux encounter case involving the designate Chief of Army workers, Lieutenant General Bikram Singh, who was Brigadier 1-Sector Rashtriya Riffles of Army in south Kashmir when the encounter occurred, by one week.

Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir adjourned the case until might ten when the State Government counsel, Advocate Nissar Hussain Shah, informed the Court that the objections filed by Senior Superintendent of Police, Anantnag within the case be taken on board as that of the State Government still.

Earlier on April eleven, the High Court had granted one week's time to the State Government to file objections when the Deputy Advocate General of the State, Alaudin Ganai, prayed that point be given to the State Government to file objections.

SSP Anantnag has pleaded before the court that the petitioners never approached them with the plea seeking reinvestigation of the case.

The police report has additionally rubbished the claim that the encounter at Janglat Mandi was faux saying the death of 2 civilians, a military officer and a soldier were facts to the contrary.

Defence Ministry had already submitted their objections to the petition filed by Zaituna, who has alleged that her son Abdullah Bhat, a resident of Macchil in Kupwara district, was killed during a faux encounter at Anantnag city in March 2001 and later branded as a Pakistani militant 'Mateen Chacha'.

According to the objections filed by the Defence Ministry, Lt Gen Singh, who was then a Brigadier commanding the one Sector Rashtriya Rifles in south Kashmir, was returning to Anantnag when visiting varied Army units.

Later, when the military convoy stopped at Janglat Mandi in Anantnag, a militant disguised as a beggar opened indiscriminate fireplace upon the Armymen.

The dead included Colonel J P Jam, the then Commanding Officer of an area RR unit, Sepoy Ganesh Kumar, Muhammad Shafi son of Abdul Rasheed of Hazratbal-Anantnag, and Abdul Ahad Sheikh son of Ghulam Muhammad Sheikh of Janglat Mandi-Anantnag.

Another person was killed within the retaliatory action of the military and police later 'identified' him as a resident of Pakistan.

The counsels for the Defence Ministry, Advocate Karnail Wazir Singh {and the|and therefore the|and additionally the} petitioner Advocate Zaffar Ahmad Qureshi were also gift within the court.

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