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Shopian SP, 3 other cops suspended

Four Jammu and Kashmir police officials and a Science Officer of the Forensic Science Laboratory were suspended on Monday on the recommendations of the judicial commission probing the Shopian rape and murder case. Ashiq Hussain reports.
Hindustan Times | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2009 01:27 AM IST

Four Jammu and Kashmir police officials and a Science Officer of the Forensic Science Laboratory were suspended on Monday on the recommendations of the judicial commission probing the Shopian rape and murder case.

Among the four policemen are Shopian Superintendent of Police Javaid Iqbal Mattoo and Deputy Superintendent of Police Rohit Baskotra, besides the Science Officer Javaid Iqbal Hafiz.

On Sunday, commission chairman Justice (retired) Muzaffar Jan, confirmed in his interim report that the two women were raped and murdered. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered the inquiry on June 1 after Asiya Jan (17) and her sister-in-law Nelofar (22) were killed in Shopian on the night of May 29.

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