Ex-Ikhwani Threatens Plaintiff With Death Inside Court Room

SRINAGAR: In yet another twist to Papa Kishtwari case, slain man’s son Zahoor Ahmad Mir Tuesday alleged that Papa Kashtwari resorted to abusive language against him inside the court and threatened to kill him. Mir said that irony is that all this was happened in front of the Judge and no action was taken against the SPO.

Mir said that “Kishtwari threatened me of same fate which my father met at his hands. He told me that the way my father’s corpse was not traced, he will make my body disappear exactly in the same manner.”

According to Mir, earlier also one of the convict in the case and a close associate of Papa Kishtwari, Mohammad Maqbool through a letter had also threatened him of dire consequences if he continues to pursue the case.

Maqbool is still absconding in the case and Police has failed to produce him before the court.

It is to be noted that in 1996, Ali Mohammad Mir was allegedly abducted and then murdered by counter insurgent commander Kashtwari. Police has so far failed to trace Mir’s body.

Mir’s lawyer today pleaded before the court that members of the ‘Unified Command’ which was managing government gunmen headed by Papa Kashtwari should also be brought under the jurisdiction of this case.

High Court today directed SSP Srinagar for presenting himself before court on 24th and 25th of this month for filing compliance report in contempt case filed against him by Zahoor Ahmad Mir. CNS

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