Papa Kishtwari Case: Court Seeks Details Of Weapons

SRINAGAR:  The Court Monday directed police to file a detailed report about the non-recovery of arms and ammunitions used by dreaded pro-government gunman Ghulam Muhammad Lone alias Papa Kishtwari and his associated.

An application was moved by Advocate Babar Jan Qadri on behalf of his petitioner Zahoor Ahmed Mir before the Court of First Additional District Judge at Srinagar seeking interference of the Court in the recovery of arms and ammunition that was lying with Papa Kishtwari and his associates when they were acting as Government sponsored militia.

Pleading the case before the Court, Qadri said that the State machinery including the prosecution has failed till date to recover the arms and ammunition that was lying with Kishtwari.

He informed the Court that the arms and ammunition was huge in quantity approximately about 150 AK 47 riffles.

“Non-recovery of the said arms and ammunition is not only threat to my applicant and his family but even to the witness who are otherwise reluctant to depose before this Court amid threat perception by the Papa Kishtwari gang,” Qadri told the Court.

First Additional District Judge directed SSP Srinagar to initiate fresh proceedings and investigation for recovery of the illegal arms and ammunition that was lying with Kishtwari Gang and, “it be also investigated who had supplied the said arms to the illegal group that time on next hearing.

The case has been listed for next hearing on November 14. (CNS)

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