Facing Court Contempt, Police Release Man  


SRINAGAR — On the intervention of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, police dropped all the charges against a man and released him unconditionally. SP South who appeared before the CJM Srinagar along with a report requested the petitioner to withdraw the contempt petition.

Earlier, Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, while hearing the contempt petition against the SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj, Srinagar, attached him to the office of SSP Srinagar, with immediate effect and further directed S.P South and Magistrate 1st Class to collect the data of CCTV footage and produce the same before the Court.

Advcoate Babar Qadri representing the petitioner had sought Judicial enquiry into the illegal custody of his client.

As reported earlier the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar had issued arrest warrant against SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj for showing ‘disregard’ towards court. Senior Prosecuting Officer had been directed to serve the warrant while SSP Srinagar was asked to execute the order and produce SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj before the court of CJM on March 29.

The CJM had issued the arrest warrant while hearing a contempt petition filed by one Irshad Ahmed Dar through his Counsel Babar Qadri.


The petitioner had claimed that SHO Police Station Shaheed Gunj kept his brother Muhammad Ayoub Dar son of Ghulam Ahmed, a resident of Ganistan Sumbal in illegal confinement for over 16 days. “When we applied for the bail of my client Muhammad Ayoub, the CJM directed SHO Shaheed Gunj to file a report. However, much to the shock of the petitioner, SHO torn the copy of court order into pieces, thus showing utter disregard towards the court,” Advocate Qadri  had said.

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