In IIOJK a soldier gets gunned down while another commits suicide

Thursday – March 4, 2021
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), a bullet-riddled body of an Indian soldier was found in Rajouri town on Wednesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the body was found at the Indian army camp near Gurdan area of the town, an official said.

A police official told media men that they have taken the body in their possession and it is being shifted to a civil hospital for medical examination.

The official said the soldier had bullet marks on his body and investigation is going on to ascertain the cause of his death.

Separately, in IIOJK, an Indian army officer committed suicide by shooting himself in Srinagar, on Wednesday.

The officer, lieutenant Sudeep Baghat Singh, took his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at an army depot in Khonmoh area of the city, an official said.

On hearing the gunshots, some soldiers rushed to the spot and found him in pool of blood, the official added. Later, he was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The cause for the extreme step was not known immediately.

This incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel in the occupied territory to 491 since January 2007.

Meawhile, in IIOJK, the High Court has quashed detention order under the black law Public Safety Act (PSA) against an innocent youth, Showkat Ahmad Butt and directed authorities to release him from preventive custody forthwith.

“On the touchstone of the settled position of law and perusal of record, the detainee was not supplied the materials relied upon by the detaining authority. He was provided material in the shape of grounds of detention with no other material/documents, as referred to in the order of detention,” a bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey said, adding, “On these counts alone, in view of the settled position of law, the detention of the detainee is vitiated, the detainee having been prevented from making an effective and purposeful representation against the order of detention by not providing the sufficient material.”

Allowing the petition filed by the detainee Showkat Ahmad Buttt through his father, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, the court quashed the detention order dated September 9, 2020, passed by Pulwama District Magistrate.

“The detainee Showkat Ahamd Butt is directed to be released from preventive custody forthwith.”

On the other hand, a government teacher, Zahoor Ahmad Dar died of cardiac arrest in Trehgam town in Kupwara district. It merits mentioning here that sudden cardiac arrest continues its spree to take the lives of Kashmiri people from the past several months.

Meanwhile, a 25-year-old Kashmiri youth, Aaqib Rashid Bhat, was found dead in a rental room in New Delhi. He was found dead hanging with a fan in the room.

On the other hand, the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered a first information report (FIR) against an arrested youth Hidayatullah Malik on a fake case imposed on him by the Indian police.