SHRC Issues Arrest Warrant Against DSP

SHRC Issues Arrest Warrant Against DSP

20 December 2011
Greater Kashmir
Umer Maqbool

Srinagar: Acting tough on non-compliance of its orders, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Tuesday issued arrest warrant against the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Headquarters, Islamabad (Anantnag), after he failed to produce the case diary of a disappearance case he was probing despite being served notices four times by the rights body. “I have issued an arrest warrant against the DSP and directed SSP SHRC to execute it. We had asked the DSP to produce relevant record in the disappearance case of Nazir Ahmad Mir of Islamabad (Anantnag), but he did not responded to a single communiqué,” SHRC member J A Kawoos told Greater Kashmir. The SSP has been asked to produce the police officer on the next day of hearing i.e, February 21, 2011, before the rights body along with all relevant record of the case. This is the first time that SHRC has issued arrest warrant against a police officer for failing to comply with its order since the rights body was set up in 1997. The warrant has been issued under section 14 (B) of Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Human Rights Act 1997, which says that Commission has the powers of civil court vis-a vis discovery and production of evidence. Ghulam Muhammad Mir had lodged a complaint with the Commission in 2008 seeking whereabouts of his son, Nazir, who was abducted by unidentified men in 2007. He had also knocked the doors of state High Court which had asked the police to investigate the matter within three weeks.


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