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J&K Police may slap murder charges against BSF commandant

The Jammu and Kashmir Police are likely slap murder charges against BSF Commandant R K Birdhi and constable Lakhvinder Kumar accused of killing a teenaged boy in Nishat area of the city last month.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2010 22:04 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir Police are likely slap murder charges against BSF Commandant R K Birdhi and constable Lakhvinder Kumar accused of killing a teenaged boy in Nishat area of the city last month.

In its chargesheet to be filed before a court later this week, the police are likely to charge the duo under Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) Section 302 which deals with murder, official sources said.

The BSF personnel may also be charged under Section 120-B which deals with criminal conspiracy and Section 210 for
destruction of evidence, they said.

Investigations into the killing of 16-year-old Zahid at Brein Nishat on February 5 have almost been completed and the
chargesheet is likely to be filed in next few days, the sources said.

BSF Commandant Birdhi, who was arrested for his alleged role in the firing incident resulting in the death of Zahid,
presented himself for questioning last week which led to his subsequent arrest, they said.

Birdhi had filed for an anticipatory bail before a sessions court last week but later withdrew the same in less than 24 hours before presenting himself to the police.

Birdhi's arrest came nearly a month after the incident took place and he is the senior-most officer of BSF to be arrested in past 20 years for such an incident.