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Magistrate transferred for stopping ambulance in J&K, court orders probe

india Updated: Dec 14, 2013 22:06 IST
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Amid raging controversy, the state high court has transferred the mobile magistrate, traffic, who is being accused of stopping an ambulance carrying a heart patient for half an hour, leading to the his death.


The court has transferred the magistrate, Manzoor Ahmed Khan, and a probe will be carried out by a sitting judge.

The victim's family alleged that on December 10, Abdul Rehman Dar, a resident of Yansoo Handwara, died on the way to hospital when a mobile magistrate stopped the ambulance.

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked the administration to look into the matter. "Cannot believe the sheer bloody mindlessness of that action," he had tweeted.

An FIR has also been lodged in the case.

Meanwhile, president of Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP), Engineer Rashid welcomed the high court's decision.
He also appealed to the bar association to take full cognizance of taking to streets by few of their colleagues in Sopore and "making a humanitarian issue a political one."