Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday asked the government to file objections to a petition seeking probe into the killing of Sajad Ahmad Malik of Batagund Verinag, an ex-Sarpanch, who was killed on November 30.
In her plea before the High Court, wife of the deceased, Shabeena Jan, also sought directions for registration of case of murder and conspiracy against Station House Officer Police Station Dooru.
Advocate Molvi Ajaz volunteered to appear on her behalf in the case, as the petitioner pleaded before the bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar that she has no money to engage a counsel.
Hearing the petition, the court issued notice to Commissioner Secretary Home, DGP, IGP Kashmir as also Additional Advocate General B A Dar seeking objections to the petition.
The bench listed the case for further hearing on 30 December 2016 and ordered the government to file status report.
Ghulam Hasan Malik, brother-in-law of the slain sarpanch, told Kashmir Narrator, “Sajad was murdered by the army in cold blood and we have come to the court to get justice. We are waiting for what the police will say in the report.”
According to police, Malik, 44, was killed by army in Dooru area of Anantnag after he allegedly snatched a rifle from a cop on 30 November, a claim refuted by the family members of the slain sarpanch.