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SC orders exhumation, autopsy of Kashmiri youth's body

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Aug 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Aug 12: The Supreme Court on Friday said exhumation and post-mortem examition of the body of Shabir Ahmed Mir will be conducted under the supervision of Srigar’s Principal District and Sessions Judge. Mir, 26, was allegedly shot dead by Deputy Superintendent of Police Yasir Qadri during a police raid on his residence in the wake of ongoing protests in Kashmir Valley after the July 8 killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Recalling their observation in the course of the hearing of the matter on August 9 that there should be a healing touch in the handling of the matter, a bench of Justice Piki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy said that all work should be done with love and affection. Directing the next hearing of the matter on September 5, the bench said that it would be a decision of the Principal District and Sessions Judge of Srigar on who would be present at the time of exhumation and post-mortem of the body. The bench also sought report on the compliance of its orders on the next date of hearing as it perused the report by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on the incident ordered by it in the last hearing on August 9. The bench said that it would be the Principal District and Sessions Judge who would take fil call as to who would be present during the exhuming and post-mortem of Mir, after senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for the deceased’s father Abdul Rehman Mir, urged the court that Deputy Superintendent of Police, who has allegedly killed the youth, should not be present. Agreeing with Sibal that effort should be to get at the truth, the Attorney General said: “We should get at the bottom of the truth. I agree it should be free and impartial.” (IANS)

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