Srinagar, January 30: The High Court Bar Association has constituted a five-member team to examine the records about the infamous Pathribal fake encounter case.
The lawyers’ team comprises advocates Z. A. Shah, Z. A. Qureshi, Manzoor Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Abdullah Pandit and Nazir Ahmad Ronga.
“The team will examine the records, and after thoughtful analysis, devise the future strategy for further legal action,” a statement issued by the lawyers body said.
The decision was taken in a meeting during which it was also announced that lawyers would observe one-day strike on Friday, January 31 in protest against the closure of the Pathribal case.
“The Bar Association while condemning the closure of case by the Indian army reiterates its stand that the Army officials are involved in the killing of five innocent persons.
In 2006, India’s premier investigation agency, the CBI, indicted 7 Rashtriya Rifles’s Brig Ajay Saxena, Lt. Col. Brajendra Pratap Singh, Maj. Sourabh Sharma, Maj. Amit Saxena and Subedar Idrees Khan for the cold-blood murder of the five civilians at Pathribal, Anantnag, on March 25, 2000.