Srinagar, Oct 30: Jammu Kashmir Police till date have miserably failed to nab a murder convict who escaped from SMHS Hospital Srinagar in June 2016, where he was brought for a medical check-up under police custody. The police investigating team even failed to fix the responsibility for the lapse even after the expiry of over two-years, it has not initiated any action against the guilty cops.
Nazar Muhammad Dar, son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar, a resident of Rakhshalina Budgam was convicted in a case, under FIR number 169/2011 under section 302, 364, 387, 120 RPC (registered at Pampore police station). He was brought to SMHS Hospital for a medical checkup from Central Jail. The convict went to the toilet and never returned.
From last two years, the murder accused is roaming free and if sources are to be believed, he escaped with the possible help of some cops and doctors. On the directions of Principal Sessions Judge, Police had issued a lookout notice in this regard and case vide FIR number 12/2016 under section 224 RPC stands registered at Police Station Karan Nagar.
The police had arrested the accused and his associates for murdering an under-graduate student Kaleem Qadri of Gousia Colony, Pampore.
According to the police report in October 2011, one Javaid Ahmad Qadri son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din resident of Gousia Colony, Pampore lodged a missing report of his son Kaleem Qadri in Police Station Pampore. The search for the missing youth was started during which it transpired that he has traveled towards Srinagar in his Car, Ford Figo (JK01Q-1711) after dropping his father at Frestabal.
At about 10:30 pm, father of the missing youth informed the Police Station that he received a phone call from the mobile number of his son and the caller identified himself as kidnapper belonging to militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit and threatened him not to inform the Police. The kidnapper demanded a ransom of rupees one crore for the release of his son.
During the investigation of the case, the suspicion went towards one Nazar Muhammad Dar son of Late Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dar resident of Rakh Shalina Nowgam Budgam who was last seen with the missing youth in the car.
A Police party was dispatched to the residence of Nazar Muhammad Dar to call him for questioning.
During sustained questioning, he revealed that he was a close friend of Kaleem Qadri but since past few weeks some strains had developed in their relationship.
Nazar Muhammad Dar developed ill intentions towards the missing youth as he belonged to a well-off family and hatched a conspiracy, along with his brother Younis Ahmad Dar and his friend Javaid Ahmad Bhat, to kidnap Kaleem Qadri and demand ransom from his father.
Acting upon the conspiracy already hatched, the missing youth was lured by Nazar Muhammad Dar to move towards Srinagar where he promised him to sell his iPad against a good amount. On reaching Lasjan bridge, the other two accomplices namely Javaid and Younis also boarded the Car and moved towards Nowgam.
On the way, the deceased Kaleem Qadri was strangulated to death in the vehicle itself by a waist belt which was brought by the accused with them.
Thereafter they moved towards village Wapora of district Budgam and wrapped the dead body in a bed sheet that was already brought by the accused persons along.
The accused put the dead body in the dickey of the vehicle and moved towards Bemina, Shalteng area to kill the time, as the accused were waiting for the darkness to descend, so as to dispose of the dead body at some place, out of the sight of the public.
At about 9:30 PM they brought the body at Sheerbagh Lasjan where it was loaded on a boat and thrown in the middle of the river tying some stones with it. The car of the deceased was taken to Jawahar Nagar and was parked on bandh near Foot Bridge.
Having parked the vehicle, the accused Nazar Muhammad Dar made a phone call to the father of the deceased and told him that the vehicle is parked near the footbridge.
He was also told not to inform Police and demanded one crore ransom money for which a call will be made next morning.
On the instance of the accused Nazar Muhammad Dar, one iPad and a mobile phone BlackBerry of the deceased were recovered from the house of accused.
Those arrested, for murdering Kaleem Qadri, included Nazar Muhammad Dar and Mohammad Younis Dar, sons of Late Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din, resident of Rakh Shalina, Javaid Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ishaq, resident of Rakh Shalina, Tangan and Abid Hussain Bhat, son of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat, resident of Tangan Nowgam.
After the escape of the main accused, the then Director General of Police Jammu and Kashmir, directed DIG South Kashmir to constitute a special team to get the fugitive arrested.
The DGP also directed the police to investigate the role of doctors who frequently used to send the accused for medical check-up at SMHS Hospital. The DGP also directed the police to investigate the role of those policemen who were accompanying the accused.
A police official told the media that they had sent a special team to Punjab after receiving information about the presence of Nazar Dar there. “We are in touch with the police of different states and hopefully, he will be arrested,” he said.
“I want police to nab the culprit without any more delay. He should be brought to justice for murdering my teenager innocent son,” Javaid Qadri, the father of the deceased youth said adding that there are reports that the murder convict has escaped to outside country Iran.
DySP among 7 cops injured in Kupwara mishap
Srinagar, Nov 16: A deputy superintendent of police was among seven cops injured in a road accident near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last evening, police said on Friday.
An official said that a vehicle (registration number JK09 7831) driven by SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP) turned turtle around 6:45 PM in Keran, leaving seven cops injured.
He identified the injured as DySp Bodh Raj of IR-4th BN, Sgct Raten Lal (439/IRP-4th), SgCt Majid Hussain (597/IRP-4th), SgCt Operator (Telecom) Irshad Ahmad (2863/PW), Ct Sanjay (406/IRP-4th), Ct. Ramesh 789/IRP-4th and Ct. Khursheed Ahmad (1173/KP).
“Dysp Bodh Raj was referred to SMHS from PHC Keran,” he said, adding that the rest of the cops suffered minor injuries and were treated at PHC Keran.
He said the wireless equipment which was in the vehicle got damaged too.
The official said the police party was deputed for Panchayat election duty scheduled to begin on Saturday.
“A case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigations were taken up,” official added.
Later in the day, the injured DySP was airlifted to AIIMS Delhi. The Director General of Police Dilbag Singh, IGP Kashmir SP Pani saw him off at Airport, alongwith his family for AIIMS New Delhi.
Geelani thanks people for visiting Sopore to pay homage to his son-in-law
Srinagar, Nov 16: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani on Friday wholeheartedly thanked all those people who visited his ancestral village Duro to pay homage to late Ghulam Hassan Makhdoomi.
In a statement issued, Geelani said despite heavy showers and cold chilly weather thousands of people mostly from adjoining areas participated in the last rites of the deceased.
Geelani thanked the leaders of the organizations especially Jamaat-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Awami Action Committee, Anjuman-e-Share Shian, Muslim League, People’s League, Bar Association, Anjuman Moien-ul-Islam Sopore, Muslim Conference, Civil Society, all constituent parties of Hurriyat Conference and other political, religious, social and other organizations who traveled from far flung areas to condole and console the bereaved family.
He also thanked all political, religious, social, print and electronic media personalities, lawyers, doctors, columnists, businessmen, neighbours and other personalities who came to Hyderpora and offered their condolences to him.
Geelani also thanked Pakistani High Commissioner in Delhi and other international dignities and non-resident Kashmiries living abroad who telephonically condoled the demise of his son-in-law.
He also thanked all women participants who despite their personal and domestic engagements took all the pains to reach the residence of my bereaved daughter.
Geelani also thanked the people especially youth who enthusiastically and very warmly receive me after a long gap of about 8 years and showed their commitment and resolve to the freedom struggle. Their affection and love was unparalleled.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (G) held a peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers in various places in Kashmir valley against the NIA’s charge sheet against incarcerated chairperson of Dukhtran-e-Millat Syeda Aasiya Andrabi and her two associates, Naheeda Nasreen and Fehmida Sofi and yet another detention under PSA of Hurriyat leader Masarat Aalam Bhat.
On Joint Hurriyat’s call, JKLF stages protest against HR violations
Srinagar, Nov 16: Heeding to the call of Joint Hurriyat Leadership, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday staged a protest in Srinagar against “continuous human rights violations in Kashmir.”
A spokesman of JKLF said that scores of the party leaders and activists staged two separate protest demonstrations at Koker Bazar and Budshah Chowk in summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the JKLF chairman Yasin Malik has strongly condemned the “oppression in Jammu Kashmir especially in the south and north of Kashmir valley.”
The JKJLF chief, according to the spokesman, said that claims of democracy and continuous tyranny and oppression against unarmed civilians and peaceful political resistance can never go side by side.
“Innocent killings, oppression and suppression, arrest spree and other acts of tyranny have turned Kashmir into a worst hell. Common people are being subject to such oppression which can only be termed as worst dictatorship in the name of democracy,” Malik said, according to the spokesman.
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