JKP holds 23 Army men responsible for killing lecturer in 2016

J&K Police holds 23 Army men responsible for killing lecturer in 2016, seek sanction to prosecute: report

Srinagar: A J&K Police probe into the death of a 30-year-old college lecturer, allegedly beaten in Army custody in August 2016, has held 23 Army personnel responsible. The police has sought sanction for their prosecution since that’s a requirement under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, Indian Express reported.
Awantipora SSP Mohammad Zahid told The Indian Express that: “We haven’t filed a charge sheet yet. We will require sanction for prosecution under AFSPA.

On the night of August 17, 2016, Shabir Ahmad Mango, a 30-year-old college lecturer, was beaten to death, allegedly by Army personnel in Sharshali village of Khrew in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Indian Express report quoting sources said that the J&K Police has sought sanction to prosecute 23 Army personnel in the case.
“On 18.08.2016 at 0440 Hrs, Wali Mohammad Mangoo — the father of the deceased (lecturer Shabir Ahmad Mangoo) — lodged a written report with Police Station Pampore, alleging therein abduction of his son and other three persons from Sharshali, Khrew by Army personnel of 50 RR during the intervening night of 17 and 18 August, 2016 at 2300 hrs and inflicting of serious injuries upon (his) son who (subsequently) died in Army custody,” reads the report on Shabir death.

The report also, according to Indian Express, states that “among the four apprehended persons, only three were handed over to Police Station Pampore and the fourth individual namely Shabir Ahmad Mangoo asked for water and after drinking glass of water collapsed and was taken to regimental medical officer located at Lethpora camp. However, the individual could not be resuscitated”.


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