Court directs Police to register an FIR against SDM Gurez for assaulting govt lecturer in North Kashmir
Kashmir News Trust #KNT
Court has directed SDPO Gurez to register an FIR against SDM Gurez for assaulting a government lecturer in his office chambers. Court has also directed SDPO Gurez to conduct the investigation himself.
Earlier, a Government Lecturer had approached to the court of law seeking registration of an FIR against the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) for allegedly humiliating and assaulting him in his office chambers.
Advocate Badrul Duja representing the petitioner Bilal Ahmed Magray has prayed before the court of in charge Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Gurez here in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district that SDM Gurez Dr Mudasir Wani thrashed the applicant in his office chambers and despite approaching the police, no FIR has been registered against the accused.
The applicant Bilal Ahmed Magray son of Reyaz Ahmed Magray, a resident of Dawer Gurez as per news agency Kashmir News Trust in his petition has sought registration of FIR against Dr. Mudasir Wani currently posted as SDM Gurez under relevant sections of SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and Indian Penal Code.
The applicant has submitted that he is an academician by profession and is currently performing his duties as Lecturer of Commerce in Girls Higher Secondary Dawer and belongs to the socially weaker class of society. He in his petition has claimed that during the erstwhile Gurez festival applicant despite being a Gazetted Officer was assigned by ADM Bandipora to oversee duty on main Gate which he did on 3 September last month.
“Feeling aggrieved over the ill-treatment suffered by the applicant, applicant at midnight registered a complaint on J&K Governor’s Grievance Cell mentioning that the District Administration Bandipora and SDM Gurez had not followed protocol in assigning duties to officials of Higher Education department and sought action against the administration.”
In response the applicant received the acknowledgment bearing number “999003314780” and was conveyed that the applicant’s complaint was forwarded to ADC Bandipora and that ADC Bandipora has conveyed this message to SDM Gurez namely Dr Mudasir Wani (herein referred as accused) who was instructed by ADC Bandipora to redress the complaint.
As per the applicant on 6th September he was instructed and directed by his Head of the Institution namely Mr. Mohammad Younis Lone to attend SDM Gurez in his office regarding the complaint before Governor Grievance Cell.
“Upon reaching the office of the accused, the applicant sought proper permission from the accused to enter into his chamber and the accused person (SDM) who was sitting on his chair allowed the applicant in and abruptly the accused called his peon and commanded him to close the office door from outside and not let anyone in without his permission. Subsequently the applicant was wrongfully confined in SDM Office and was attacked, assaulted and hurt by the SDM on the left thigh, and left leg and even abused and passed on casteist remarks.
The applicant through his Counsel Advocate Badrul Duja has petitioned that the accused has misused his official position while police have not registered FIR against him. He has prayed that police should be directed to register an FIR against the SDM in the interest of justice.
The court after going into the details of the case directed the SDPO Gurez to register an FIR against the accused and investigate the case himself. (KNT)