Videography of wounds of killed SIMI men for evidence
Completely convinced that police killed the alleged 8 SIMI men in cold blood by police and that there was no encounter between the two sides the kin of the killed operatives got videopgraphy of their wounds done before their burial on Tuesday.bhopal Updated: Nov 06, 2016 15:02 IST
Completely convinced that police killed the alleged 8 SIMI men in cold blood by police and that there was no encounter between the two sides the kin of the killed operatives got videopgraphy of their wounds done before their burial on Tuesday.
At least wounds of 7 of the 8 SIMI men were videographed. Relatives of one of the men didn’t turn up at Bhopal from Maharashtra to claim his body, hence his burial was performed here by his brother who is also jailed here and it was done in presence of police personnel.
The videography was done to match the descriptions in the post-mortem reports which the kin are still awaiting with the wounds on the bodies of the dead. The videograph of each and every wound was done very closely and in detail.
Talking to the Hindustan Times lawyer of SIMI men Parvej Alam confirmed this and said they would show this as evidence ‘on a staged encounter’ to the judicial commission ordered to look into the encounter.
The fact remained, Alam said, that most of the killed persons had wounds above their waist. A few of them had wounds in their legs too. Now, question arose if police shot these persons in their legs what was the need of their shooting him above the waist and vice-versa.
Alam said the state government had committed a mistake in selecting the chairman of the judicial commission on its own.
“How a culprit can select the chairman of an inquiry committee which is to investigate its crime”, said Alam and added the government should have written to the high court chief justice and requested him to assign the task to a sitting or retired high court judge. But it was not done. The government announced institution of the commission and also its chairman.
He said as per the provisions of the criminal procedure act the police should submit the FIR within 20 hours before the court concerned which had ordered them to be put under judicial custody but it was not done either.
“They were under-trials and lodged in jail in judicial custody as per the order of the court. They were not in police custody. Hence, the police should have informed the judge concerned about the alleged encounter too but it was not done. At the time of post-mortem presence of a magistrate was required but the post-mortem was done without presence of any magistrate”, he alleged.