Srinagar, November 19: Family of Wamiq Farooq, the teenager who was martyred in police action in 2010 moved an application before the Principal Sessions Court in Srinagar seeking transfer of appeal against a trial court order to any other court of competent jurisdiction.
First Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar is hearing an appeal by the two police personnel against the trial court’s order whereby warrants of arrest were issued against them in the Wamiq Farooq case.
The family through its counsel Ajaz Ahmad Dar has sought the transfer of the case on a number of grounds.
“The order dated 22-08-2013 passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, which is under challenge in terms of the revision petition, was squarely to be argued by the counsel for the accused but the 1st Additional Sessions Judge is allowing the counsel to challenge the orders already dismissed by the higher courts in the case,” Farooq Ahmad, father of the victim states in the application.
On August 22 this year, Chief judicial Magistrate Srinagar had issued arrest warrants against ASI Abdul Khaliq Sofi and SPO Muhammad Akram after it had established their prima facie guilt of ‘Culpable Homicide not amounting to murder in Wamiq Farooq case and directed Inspector General of Police Kashmir to execute the warrants.
Court of 1st Additional Sessions Judge Srinagar had stayed the order passed by Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar on August 22, 2013.
Wamiq, a class 7th student was killed by a teargas shell near Gani Memorial Stadium Rajouri Kadal on Jan 31, 2010. His family is seeking investigation into his killing and punishment against the accused for past 4 years.