Handwara’s alleged Molestation case: Bar Association approaches High Court for ‘high- level’ judicial investigation

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Kashmir: A Public Interest Litigation- PIL is filed by the High Court Bar Association, yesterday on 18th April claiming a “judicial probe” into the alleged Molestation of a girl and subsequent killing of the 5 civilians by the forces in Handwara and Kupwara areas of the North Kashmir.

It was that the Bar Association in the High Court of the Jammu and Kashmir seemed demanding through their filed PIL that the court should order a “probe” which is to be “conducted by a judicial authority headed by a sitting Judge of the high Court of Jammu and Kashmir.” Moreover, while so, the petitioner- bar association also claimed such probe to be extended to cover the incidents of Drugmulla dn Nuth- Nusa, where two more persons were killed.

Moreover, so far as their plea regarding the probe in the matter of the Molestation of the Girl is concerned, the petitioners also seemed demanding that anyone who will be appearing guilty in the molestation of the minor girl, and also in the killing of the innocent civilians, should be “punished according to law.”

The petition from the Bar Association filed through its President- Mian Abdul Qayoom. Moreover, this petition also contending that the said Judicial Authorities should be directed to be associated with a ‘high level investigating team’, where a “credible police officer of repute of the rank of IGP” should be elected as head. Moreover, the petitioners further plead in their petition that there should be judicial probe in the all the areas, like registration of FIR, investigations, evidence preservation, final reports, etc.

Moreover, the Bar Association through its petition also claims direction from the high Court of J&K that as to why the victim girl’s statements were recorded in the Police Station at Handwara and also how she was videographed and also who is responsible for her video to be posted and made public on social networking sites.

Moreover, the bar association also claims assurances for the security and safety of the victim girl and her family, and also claims direction from the court to allow her to move freely and attend the classes in her school.

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