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Finish investigations in 10 days: Victim’s kin

Posted by Kashmir Portal on June 11, 2009

‘Enough evidences are available with the govt’

Abid Bashir
Srinagar, June 7: Claiming that enough evidences were available with the authorities, the family member of two women allegedly raped and killed in Shopian Sunday asked government to complete the probe within 10 days.

Talking to Rising Kashmir over phone from Shopian, Shakeel Ahmad Ahanger, husband of Neolofar, one of the victims said, “I don’t know why government has set one month period for completing the probe. Enough evidences are available with them and these prove that my wife and sister were raped and brutally murdered”.
He said that the government has got enough evidences to complete the probe within 10 days. “The doctors, who carried out the post mortem of my wife and teenaged sister, Asiya Jan has admitted that the victims were gang raped,” said Shakeel.
On the setting up of one-man Inquiry Commission by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, he said, “While investigating the case Justice Muzaffar Jan should keep in mind that it can happen to his wife or daughter too. I don’t have to say anything more about government probe.”
Taking a dig at police, he said, “They have been telling us that they will lodge an FIR but have not registered it so far. Had police been interested in registering the FIR, they would have done that on the day the two women were raped and killed”.
Shakeel vowed that he and his family members would continue their fight till justice is delivered. “We won’t give up till the guilty persons involved in the heinous crime are exposed and punished,” he said.
“We had decided to go an indefinite hunger strike but police did not allow us to do so. We had erected tents in Shopian Chowk but they were uprooted by the cops, who fired tear smoke shells at us. We were forced to leave the tent,” he said.
Appealing government not to disrupt “Shopian March” called by Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, Shakeel said when government allowed Mahbooba Mufti to visit Shopian, there should be no justification for them to stop the separatist leaders and people from visiting the town.
“We can’t keep the door of our houses closed for the people who want to express solidarity and sympathy with us.
Mahbooba came and expressed sympathy with us. Similarly, Hurriyat leaders too should be allowed to visit Shopian,” he added. He, however, called on the politicians not to politicize the sensitive issue.
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