Poonch fake encounter
NHRC seeks report from J&K govt, defence ministry in 8 days
- Published:8/10/2011 1:00:00 PM
- Updated: 8/10/2011 10:47:31 AM
- By: KT NEWS SERVICE
- Filed Under: srinagar
SRINAGAR, Aug 10: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notice to the state government and ministry of defence and asked them to submit magisterial enquiry report, post-mortem report along with report of independent investigation into the fake encounter of a mentally challenged man in Poonch district of Jammu last week within eight weeks.
"NHRC has taken cognizance of complaints alleging that one Ashok Kumar was shot dead by a Special Police Officer, SPO and an Army personnel showing him as a militant named Abu Usman alias Abu Adnan alias Doctor of Lashkar-e-Taiba on the 7th August, 2011 in Poonch District of Jammu & Kashmir. Allegedly Ashok was a mentally challenged person," Information & Public Relations Officer, NHRC in a statement issued from New Delhi said.
The PRO said that on consideration of complaints, the Commission has issued notices to the Director General of Police, J&K, District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Poonch and the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Government of India and directed them to take appropriate action with regard to the investigation of the case as per guidelines laid down by the Commission.
"The Commission has sought magisterial enquiry report, post-mortem report along with report of independent investigation within eight weeks," the NHRC spokesperson said.
The Commission has also asked the Superintendent of Police, Poonch to explain as to why the intimation regarding the death in police action was not reported to it within 48 hours in the prescribed format as per the NHRC revised guidelines communicated to all the Chief Ministers vide a letter dated 12th May, 2010.