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Court orders FIR against Kathua SIT members

THE ASIAN AGE. | YUSUF JAMEEL
Published : Oct 24, 2019, 3:08 am IST
Updated : Oct 24, 2019, 3:08 am IST

The victim had gone missing while grazing horses in Rasana village.

 Judicial magistrate Prem Sagar gave the direction to senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Jammu on an application by Sachin Sharma, Neeraj Sharma and Sahil Sharma, who were witnesses in the case, saying cognizable offences are made out against the six.
  Judicial magistrate Prem Sagar gave the direction to senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Jammu on an application by Sachin Sharma, Neeraj Sharma and Sahil Sharma, who were witnesses in the case, saying cognizable offences are made out against the six.

Srinagar: A court in Jammu on Tuesday directed the Jammu and Kashmir police to register an FIR against six members of its Special Investigation Team (SIT) that probed the gangrape-and-murder of an eight-year-old nomad girl in the state’s Kathua district in January 2018 for allegedly torturing and coercing witnesses to give false statements.

Judicial magistrate Prem Sagar gave the direction to senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Jammu on an application by Sachin Sharma, Neeraj Sharma and Sahil Sharma, who were witnesses in the case, saying cognizable offences are made out against the six.

In his order, the sub-judge asked the police to register the FIR against Ramesh Kumar Jalla (former SSP Crime Branch, Jammu), Peerzada Naveed (additional superintendent of police Crime Branch, Jammu), Shwetambari Sharma (deputy SP crime branch, Jammu), Nassir Hussain (deputy SP crime branch Jammu) Urfan Wani (sub-inspector crime branch Jammu) and Kewal Kishore (crime branch).

The court order reads, “From the gist of the complaint, cognisable offences are made out against the members of the SIT. Therefore, application of the applicant under section 153 (3) CrPc is allowed with the direction to SSP Jammu to register FIR against the non-applicants under relevant provisions of law and report compliance by next date of hearing on November 11.”

The specially convened Pathankot fast-track court headed by district and sessions judge Tejwinder Singh had in June, this year awarded life imprisonment to the three main convicts in the gangrape-and-murder case.

The victim had gone missing while grazing horses in Rasana village.

Tags: special investigation team, kathua gangrape
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar