Gowhar Nazir’s Killing : Govt Dumps Probe Report To Shield CRPF, Says Family

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SRINAGAR: The family of Gowhar Nazir Dar of Mustafa Abad Zainakote locality of Srinagar here, who died after a teargas shell fired allegedly by CRPF hit his head in November 2015, Wednesday demanded that the probe report about the killing should be made public.

The family of the slain youth told CNS that it is irony that authorities are trying to “hush-up” the probe report despite promise to them made by the then Chief Minister late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed that probe report will be made public within two weeks time. “Over a year and half has passed and yet we are not being informed about the outcome of the probe report,” Nazir Ahmed, the father of the slain engineering student, said adding that probe report is complete and “yet to save the killers the report has been dumped”.

“Authorities had ordered a magisterial probe into the killing of my son who died in CRPF action last year. Additional Deputy Commissioner Nazir Ahmed Baba was appointed inquiry officer. We produced 18 witnesses before the inquiry committee who all held CRPF guilty of killing my son. Even a murder case stands registered against CRPF officer Mr Rakesh in police station Parimpora. Still the government is mute over the outcome of the probe report,” he said and added that the name of his slain son recently figured in the government compensation list, “which made it amply clear that he was innocent”. “Neither the government wants to inform us nor it is ready to make the findings public. This is sheer injustice with us,” he said.

Inquiry Officer, Nazir Ahmed Baba, who is currently posted as Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, said: “I completed my job and submitted the probe report to the government. The report is with the Home Department and it has to take a call on it.”

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