Srinagar, July 27: Jan Muhammad Khanday, a resident of Noorbagh area of Srinagar has said that on July 19, he ventured out of his house to purchase some goods from the market. As he entered the adjacent lane near his house, Chowki Officer along with police personnel of Safa Kadal Police Station started chasing him.Jan Muhammad Khanday, while writhing in pain at Soura hospital, in a media interview said, “I got afraid and ran for safety. I entered a house nearby and they followed me there and caught hold of me.”
He said the policemen thrashed him mercilessly and after that they threw him from one storeyed building to ground and even after that they beat him ruthlessly. “I have lost everything I won’t be able to work again in my life and I am worried who would care for my family,” he said.
Khanday appealed his Kashmiri brethren for help. “I want my people to fight for me, I was a labourer working hard to provide food to my family. I want the Chowki officer to be booked and action should be taken against him,” he said.
His father, Abdul Sattar, on the occasion said, “I want justice for my son and nothing else.” He said that the medicos had told them that Jan’s lower body was completely paralysed and there were blood clots in his head.
“We have to search for doctors as nobody comes to see him and we apprehend that the officials in the hospital are trying to mellow down the episode as they have kept hidden all the medical records of Jan so that nobody gets to see the same,” Sattar said.
“He might have slipped himself and police is not responsible for it. There is no need to register a case an FIR when FIR already stands lodged about stone pelting incident,” Superintendent of Police City North, Tahir Saleem, had said after the incident.