DC, SSP Shopian get SHRC notice over killing of Shahid, mentally challenged Rayees


State Human Rights Commission chairman Justice Bilal Nazki has issued notices to deputy commissioner and the SSP Shopian over the killing of a civilian, Shahid Manzoor Mir, who was killed “during an encounter,” asking the officers to file a detailed compliance report.
Separate notices were issued to deputy commissioner Shopian and the SSP in the case of killing of a mentally challenged person, Rayees Ahmed Wani, asking them to file a detailed compliance report within four weeks.
Two separate petitions were filed by rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo under case SHRC/379/SPN/2018 and petition SHRC/380/SPN/2018 with regard to the mentally challenged person’s killing.
Untoo had filed two separate petitions before the commission on November 6.
The petitioner has claimed that civilian Shahid Manzoor Mir was killed deliberately by the government forces and dubbed as a militant later despite the fact that he had no adverse case against him and yet he was dubbed as a militant. The petitioner has urged the SHRC to investigate the case and to make a strong case for the compensation to the victim’s family. Similarly, the petitioner said that there was no SoP in place for dealing with the mentally unsound people who get closer to forces’ camps during late hours. He said SHRC must direct the concerned deputy commissioner to sanction an ex-gratia to the family of slain Rayees Ahmed Wani of Shopian. 

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