Court Acquits Wusan Murder Accused

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Srinagar – The District and Sessions Court, Ganderbal, has acquitted three persons accused in the murder of a conductor at Wusan, Kangan (Ganderbal) in January last year for want of sufficient evidence and incoherent witnesses.  

In its judgment, the court said police had failed to provide concrete evidence against the accused: Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdus Salam, Fayyaz Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Karim and Tawseef Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Hasan. It also said there were contradictions in the statements of witnesses.

Feroz Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Muhammad, a conductor of Wusan Kangan, had been kidnapped by some unidentified persons on  the night intervening January 19 and 20, 2011, and had been hit in his head with boulders near Sindh nallah. He had died on the spot due to loss of blood.

A case had been registered vide FIR No 8/2011 under section 109 and 302 Cr P C in the police station, Ganderbal. During investigation the three accused had been arrested. The case finally landed in the District and Sessions Court where the final hearing was held before the judge, Syed Tawqeer Ahmad, on Saturday. (KMN)

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