Kashmir HC Bar to take up criminal case against CRPF officer
The Kashmir High Court Bar Association said it will initiate criminal proceedings against the CRPF commandant stationed at Lal Chowk for "paralysing work" in the courts.india Updated: Sep 13, 2008 15:29 IST
The Kashmir High Court Bar Association (KHCBA) on Saturday said it will initiate criminal proceedings against the CRPF commandant stationed at Lal Chowk for "paralysing work" in the courts.
"The CRPF personnel prevented judges and advocates to enter the court premises, thus paralysing work," KHCBA president Mian Abdul Qayoom told reporters here adding that the Bar is going to initiate criminal proceedings against the Commandant of the force.
The commandant's action follows the violent clashes between security forces and agitators which continued for the second day today in Maisuma area of the city, even as the valley observed a spontaneous strike over the killing of two persons in police firing.
The CRPF personnel intercepted slogan-shouting protesters and used batons to disperse them, triggering intense clashes, official sources said.
Qayoom said an advocate identified as Sajad Ahmed was beaten by security personnel outside the court premises for participating in Friday's peaceful protests.
"An atmosphere was created outside the court preventing judges, lawyers and litigants from entering the court", he said adding that many received injuries during the CFPF personnel's action.
Qayoom said the association will extend support to the coordination committee spearheading the agitation in the valley.
He also make allegations against the top brass of police saying that they are "biased in handling the issue".