Srinagar, July 25 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has granted last opportunity to the counsel for the policemen involved in killing of a teenager, Wamiq Farooq, in Srinagar during the 2010 uprising, to appear in court for the case hearing.

Wamiq, 13, was killed when a teargas shell fired by the police hit him in head near Ghani Memorial Stadium at Rajouri Kadal in Srinagar on January 31, 2010.

The Chief Justice, Gita Mittal, passed the directives after observing that the counsel for the policemen has not been present for the last three hearings of the case.

Aijaz Ahmad, counsel for the petitioner, Wamiq’s father Farooq Ahmad Khan, said in the court that Wamiq was a class 7 student who was playing carom along with three boys in Gani Memorial Stadium when suddenly a white-colour gypsy appeared and police personnel, one of them identified as Sub Inspector, Abdul Khaliq, fired a teargas shell towards the boys which hit Wamiq on the back of his head.

The counsel appealed to the court to urgently hear the case and ensure that justice is delivered to the victim family.

The court will again hear the matter on Monday.


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