SC to Hear Petition on Pellet Guns on Monday

Srinagar: A petition on misuse of pellet guns filed by Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHBA) is coming for hearing in the Supreme Court on coming Monday and a team of senior of advocates of Kashmir Bar will be present to argue the case.

The apex court has already asked the central government to submit the report of a team of experts about pellet guns in December last year.

Sources revealed that a team of senior advocates of Kashmir Bar led by legal council Zaffar Ahmed Shah will argue on the petition filed on the misuse of pellet guns in Kashmir in the Supreme Court. 

The division bench of the supreme court comprising the then Chief Justice, Justice T S Thakur and Justice D Y Chanderchood had in December last year admitted the petition for hearing and directed the central government to submit the report of the team of experts constituted on the use of pellet guns before the court.

As reported already the central government had constituted a team on July 6, 2016 to recommend suitable replacement for the pellet guns and Kashmir High Court Bar Association had sought stay on the central government’s decision till the submission of the expert committee report before the court.

Now the case no 9 on use of pellet guns is list for hearing on coming Monday, March 27. A team of legal experts of Kashmir Bar and State government’s advocate General Jahangir Iqbal Ganaie, who is expected to represent the State during the hearing, are already in Delhi. (KNS

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