IHK court orders fresh probe into Janglat Mandi case

IHK court orders fresh probe into Janglat Mandi case


Srinagar, February 20, 2013 (PPI-OT): The High Court of occupied Kashmir has directed the Senior Superintendent of Police Islamabad to entrust the Janglat Mandi fake encounter case to a gazetted officer for necessary inquiry.

Disposing of a writ petition, a bench of the High Court presided over by Justice Hasnain Masoodi asked the SSP Islamabad to submit his inquiry report to DIG South Kashmir Range for further necessary action.

The court however said the Gazetted officer should carry out the inquiry by remaining unmindful and uninfluenced by the observations made by the court.

The Court said the question of compensation to the petitioners would obviously hinge on outcome of the inquiry.

The court said the DIG South Kashmir Range has already taken a decision in the matter with a direction to the said SSP to conduct the inquiry in terms of order of August 11, 2011 saying further action be taken in keeping with outcome of inquiry report.

In the Janglat Mandi encounter case, the High Court also faulted the police for not taking photograph of body of the person alleged by the petitioners to have been wrongly dubbed as foreign militant.

The Janglat Mandi encounter that occurred on March 1, 2001, raised a lot of dust in Kashmir, after an NGO, Yes Kashmir, wrote a letter to Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmir Range (SKR), Islamabad, on June 13, 2011, alleging that the incident of March 2001 near T. B. Hospital, Janglat Mandi, was a fake encounter managed by Sector I, located at Khanabal, Islamabad to get reward, promotions and other benefits. The NGO alleged that the Commander of Sector-I was directly involved in the incident. The Commander of Sector-I at the time was Brigadier Bikram Singh, currently Indian Army Chief.

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