Tengpora killing: Supreme Court stays arrest of Srinagar DSP


New Delhi: The Supreme Court today stayed contempt proceedings against Jammu and Kashmir SSP and IGP for not registering an FIR against a DSP following order of a judicial magistrate, after the order of the Judicial Magistrate, in connection with the killing of a youth in Tengpora area of Srinagar on July 10. 

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The J&K government had moved the apex court to prevent the arrest of Srinagar’s DSP who allegedly killed a youth protesting against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. The government sough a stay on criminal proceedings in the case. The apex court also ordered the state government to submit a status report by Friday.

A Bench comprising Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy, instead, asked the state government to investigate the complaint and submit a report in the case on August 12.

The Mehooba Mufti government had moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay in the criminal case proceedings apprehending arrest of DSP Yasir Qadri. Father of Shabir Ahmad Mir, who was killed on July 10, had filed a complaint against Qadri, on the basis of which the Jammu and Kashmir High Court ordered a First Information Report to be registered against the senior police officer. According to the 26-year-old's family, Qadri and his team entered their house and assaulted Mir's mother, reported a news agency. When he intervened, the police officer allegedly shot him dead. 

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