Srinagar, March 18, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, terming the Magisterial probe ordered by the authorities as a futile exercise, the Minister for Higher Education, Muhammad Akbar Lone, who is also from National Conference, has admitted that he does not have faith in such commissions and has demanded that a sitting or a retired high court judge be nominated to probe the killing of Farhat Ahmed Dar in police firing on Friday evening.
“I know what will be result of magisterial probe? It is a futile exercise. Let me make it clear that such commissions are formed to consume the time and cool down the tempers of people. Multiple Commissions were formed to probe the innocent killings but results are before us as culprits were never indicted and exposed,” Lone said adding that there is no doubt in this fact that the youth Farhat was killed by men in uniform.
“I am not concerned whether Farhat Dar was killed by Indian Reserve Policemen, J and K Policemen, CRPF or Army, I only know this that it was a cold-blooded murder and men in uniform killed him,” he said.
“Stringent punishment should be awarded to the killers and no escape route should be provided to them,” he demanded.
Muhammad Akbar Lone said that men in uniform were involved both in Markandal and Naidkhai killings. “Only difference is that former incident occurred during night while Naidkhai youth was shot dead in broad day light,” he said adding that mere ordering a magisterial probe would not bear any results.
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