Srinagar, February 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Human Rights Commission, Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki has summoned the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Srinagar in person to explain as to why there was a delay in completing the investigations into the FIR lodged in the case of Gaw Kadal massacre of January 22, 1990. The SSP is supposed to present himself on February 6, before the Commission.

The FIR into the case is pending for completion of investigations from past 28 years. The fresh directions from the Commission have come in response to the petition filed by the Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo on April 4, 2012 seeking inquiry by the SSP (Investigation wing).

A detailed reply filed by the then IGP of Kashmir on August 23, 2017 regarding Gaw Kadal massacre stated that the enquiry report submitted before the Commission stated that curfew was In place but the authorities failed to identity the magistrate deployed on the date of incident at Gaw Kadal.

The petitioner said the world is aware that over 50 innocent civilians were killed and more than 200 injured on January 21, 1990 at Gaw Kadal in the BSF firing. “When FIR was lodged and investigations were started but the probe was left incomplete to shield the culprits,” he said and demanded thorough investigations into all killings by police in a time-bound manner.

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