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SC stays contempt proceedings against J&K SSP & IGP; says no arrest yet over protester’s death in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed contempt of proceedings against SSP & Inspector General of Police (IGP-Kashmir) for not registering an FIR against the DSP, after the order of the Judicial Magistrate, in connection with the killing of a youth in Tengpora area of Srinagar on July 10.

A city court had on Monday issued a fresh non-bailable warrant against SSP Srinagar for not being present in the court and directed Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) to file an FIR against a DySP in connection with the killing.

“In order to uphold the supremacy of law, IGP Kashmir is directed to lodge an FIR against the non-applicant (DySP) within 24 hours,” Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Masarat Shaheen had said in her order.

The order was issued after SSP Amit Kumar was not present in the court despite an earlier directive to be present on Tuesday.

The court also said that no arrest was to be made as of now and a status report was to be submitted by Friday.

The CJM court on July 18 and July 29 had directed the SSP to file an FIR against DySP Yasir Qadri and other personnel over the killing of one Shabir Ahmad Mir allegedly inside his house on July 10.

The Chief Prosecuting Officer appearing on behalf of the police, however, had informed the court that they had already registered an FIR in connection with the incident and could not file a second FIR.

The court rejected the prosecution’s plea saying that the FIR registered by the police was for a different occurrence while the killing of Mir seemed to be a separate incident.

As the SSP Srinagar failed to comply with the orders, the CJM issued non-bailable warrants against him and he was produced before the court in custody on August 1 by DIG Central Kashmir as per the orders of the court.

He was released after furnishing bail bond and personal bond to the tune of Rs 50,000.

(With agency inputs)

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