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Shopian Cops challenge arrest order

india Updated: Jul 18, 2009 00:13 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Jammu and Kashmir police officers

Two Jammu and Kashmir police officers facing criminal charges in the rape and murder case of two women in Shopian in Kashmir have challenged their arrest and a DNA test ordered on them.

Former Shopian SP Javed Iqbal Mattoo and former DSP Rohit Baskotra on Friday moved the Supreme Court.

They said the July 15 order of the high court was passed without making them a party to the case or hearing them. They also questioned the legality of the order divesting them of their right to approach lower court for bail after their arrest.

Four officers, including the two petitioners, were suspended on charges of destruction of evidence in the case, which led to violent protests in the Valley.

The case will be heard on Monday.