TV Savvy IG Accused Of Enforced Disappearance

SRINAGAR: Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons Friday alleged that the officer who frequently appears on news channels briefing about the ITBP rescue and relief operations in Uttarakhand is behind the enforced disappearance of Kashmiri youth Mohammad Ashraf Koka.

APDP in a statement said that Inder Singh Negi IG Into-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)  is known for his alleged role in the disappearance of Mohammad Ashraf Koka on 27 October 2001. “ Koka’s family continues to struggle for justice. Writ petitions have been followed by numerous contempt petitions and recourse to the State Human Rights Commission and even the Jammu and Kashmir Police confirms the disappearance of Mohammad Ashraf Koka and believe that IG Inder Singh Negi and 10 other personnel of the ITBP are responsible,” APDP said.

The Association of Disappeared Persons said that ITBP refuses to cooperate and IG Inder Singh Negi has managed to get a stay on the holding of an identification parade.

“Every effort is made to scuttle the processes of justice and persuade the family of the victim to compromise. Indian State has not only helped Inder Singh Negi to escape culpability in Mohammad Ashraf Koka’s enforced disappearance case but was consistently promoted,” APDP claimed. (CNS)

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