Srinagar, July 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has ruled out reinvestigation into the Shopian double rape and murder case, which occurred in 2009 in the town.
Disposing of applications filed by the family of victims, Aasiya and Neelofar, a division bench of Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur also turned down the plea for continuous monitoring of the case by the court. “We feel that no further monitoring is required by this court,” the bench said in the judgment, announced nearly eleven months after reserving it.
The application was filed by High Court Bar Association in 2009, seeking independent investigation into the case. However, it had withdrawn the proceedings after the case was handed over to Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for probe. The family had filed applications, seeking re-investigation by an independent agency.
It is to mention here that Aasiya and Neelofar were abducted, raped and subsequently killed by Indian men in uniform in Shopian on May 29, 2009. Their bodies were recovered from an ankle-deep Rambi-Ara Nullah in the town, next morning.
Soon after the incident, the puppet Chief Minister of the occupied territory, Omar Abdullah, had announced without any proof that the two women had died due to drowning. Later, investigation agencies including the CBI had termed drowning the cause of the death of the victims.
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