NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that the exhumation and autopsy of the body of a 26-year-old man, allegedly killed by the police at Tengpora in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on July 10, would be carried out under the supervision of the District and Sessions Judge.
A Bench comprising justices P C Ghose and Amitava asked the Srinagar District Judge to monitor the exhumation of the body of Shabir Ahmad Mir and the post-mortem to ensure that there was no foul play.
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the victim’s father Abdul Rehman Mir, pleaded that the police, particularly DSP Qadri, should not be associated with the post-mortem in any way. He said Qadri had shot dead the victim inside Mirs’ house, not on the road as claimed by the police.
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi assured the court that the probe would have the highest level of transparency and that the authorities would leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of the case.
The Bench said the DJ would be at liberty to have the assistance of officers of his choice for an impartial exercise.