Victim’s family calls on BAJ office-bearers

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/10/2018 12:03:54 PM

Seeks help for registration of FIR

JAMMU, Aug 9: A delegation of the bereaved family members of late Syed Murfad Shah accompanied by the father of the deceased Thursday called on the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu in its office.
The members of the delegation narrated the unfortunate incident leading to the death of a young man, besides, explaining the glaring discrepancies in the story narrated by the police for consumption of public at large vis-à-vis the killing of Syed Murfad Shah in the heavily guarded residence of ex-Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah at Bhatindi, Jammu.
They elaborately explained facts and circumstances leading to the unfortunate incident of killing of a young man and reluctance of police in lodging FIR despite repeated requests by the bereaved members of the family. They further explained that they were being forced to move from pillar to post in getting the incident investigated fairly. They further pleaded with Bar to come to their rescue in this hour of grief and pain. They said that they had been cooperating with the police and the administration right from the day of incidence as was expected from a law abiding Indian citizen.
Regarding the alleged provocative and anti-national sloganeering in the protests being held for seeking lodging of an FIR, the delegation urged that all those responsible for indulging in raising anti-national slogans could not be friends of the grieving family. Such persons should be immediately identified, booked and dealt with under relevant penal provisions of law as the people of Jammu are nationalist to the core and could allow the peaceful atmosphere to be vitiated at the behest of such miscreants, the delegation requested.

Being a nationalist family, the family members pleaded with Bar to use its good offices to convey to those sitting in the higher echelons of power to order a fair and impartial probe after immediately lodging an FIR and conduct enquiry from every angle including terror angle or any other anti-national activity.
The office bearers of the Association namely B S Slathia, president, Sachin Gupta vice president, Prem Sadotra, general secretary, Himanshu Sharma, joint secretary and Chetan Misri, treasurer expressed their solidarity and shared the grief of the bereaved family headed by the father of the deceased and assured them their full support and cooperation to reach the truth and take the incident of killing of a young man to its logical conclusion by ensuring that the investigating agency without wasting any time should book the real culprits. Other members of the BAJ present on the occasion included Mazher Ali, Gurdev Singh Thakur, Mohammed Zulkernain, Abishek Wazir, Baldev Singh, Nadeem Hamdani, Zahida Parveen and Nidhi Kaila.
Slathia stated, “As per police version, it’s an admitted fact that the deceased at the time of occurrence was not carrying any arm or explosive. This fact right from the day of incident is in public domain. No weapon was recovered from the place of occurrence therefore, killing of an unarmed young man was in itself sufficient to forthwith lodge an FIR and conduct fair and impartial probe in the matter to reach the truth. However, it did not happen and added miseries to the family of the deceased without any justification.”
He added, “Faced with such facts and circumstances, the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu strongly urges the Governor N N Vohra to personally intervene in the matter and issue appropriate directions to all concerned to conduct a fair and impartial probe into the matter and bring to book the culprits involved in killing the young man who was unarmed at the time of incident so as to maintain the otherwise peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and avoid the situation to take an ugly turn.”
The delegation, besides father of the deceased Syed Imzad Hussain Shah, comprised Syed Asad Bari Shah, Syed Ishtiaq Shah, Syed Iqbal Kazmi, Syed Majid Hussain Shah, Syed Shafia Shah (advocate), Syed Maheen Shah (advocate), Murtaza Khawaja, Syed Shahzad Shah, Aamir Manhas and Syed Junaid Hashmi.



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