Court To Hear Tufail Mattoo Case On April 11

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SRINAGAR – A local court here on Friday adjourned the hearing in the killing of teenager Tufail Mattoo in the summer of 2010 that triggered massive protests across the Valley.

Tufail, a 12th class student and a resident of Saida Kadal, was hit by a teargas shell fired from a close range at him on June 11, 2010, near Gani Memorial Stadium in the old city’s Rajouri Kadal area.

“We submitted before the court that our lawyer and Bar Association president Main Abdul Qayoom is under detention and could not appear before the court to plead the case. The court adjoined it and fixed next date of hearing April 11,” Tufail’s father, Muhammad Ashraf Mattoo was quoted by a local newsgathering agency KNO as saying.

He said that it was the first appearance today before the City Judge as the case was earlier being heard at Judge small causes.

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