IOK court reserves order on FIR registration

Srinagar, July 26 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Srinagar court has reserved the order on an application seeking registration of FIR in custodial death of a student, Umar Qayoom, in 2010.

Umar Qayoom, a class 11 student from Soura area of Srinagar, was killed in custody on August 25, 2010, after he was arrested by the police from outside his home.

The family of deceased teenager has been exploring every option to get the FIR registered in the case for past eight years.

Advocate Babar Qadri, who represents the victim family, said that the family of Umar Qayoom had approached the police on day one, for registering the FIR and has also invoked judicial intervention after the police refused to file the case.

The court listed the case on August 6, 2018.

Meanwhile, the High Court of occupied Kashmir directed the authorities to produce the DNA report of Mudassir Ahmed Butt, who was martyred by the Indian troops on June 29 this year and buried in a Kupwara area. The single bench of Justice Tashi Rabstan directed the authorities to produce the DNA report within seven days.

Mudassir’s father had approached the court through his counsel, Mian Abdul Qayoom, seeking directions for exhuming the mortal remains of his son so that they are buried in accordance with Muslim rites.

The petitioner, Ghulam Mohammad Butt, told the court that a team of doctors took his blood and DNA sample on July 4 for an examination by forensic experts.

He submitted that the respondents have no justification not to return the body to the family because it has been identified by him after looking at the photographs shown to him by the SHO of Kralpora Police Station.

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