RASSANA MURDER CASE: High Court issues notice to 6 members of CBJ for physical torture to witnesses



PATHANKOT, Aug 8: The Sessions Judge Pathankot today recorded 28th witness in the Kathua - Rassana Murder Case. Mr. A.K. Sawhney Advocate a defence counsel urged the court that names of the witness may be told at least one day earlier so that a fair chance to cross-examine the witness may be provided. However the special public prosecutor assured that official witness name shall be made known to defence lawyers one day earlier.
Meanwhile the J&K High Court issued the notice to S.I.T. C.B.J. members namely Ramesh Kumar Jalla, Senior Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, Jammu and Kashmir, Peerzada Naved, Additional SP, Crime Branch, Jammu and Kashmir, Nissar Hussain, Dy. SP, Crime Branch, Jammu and Kashmir, Shetambari Sharma Dy. SP Crime Branch, Jammu and Kashmir, Urfan Wani, SI Crime Branch, Jammu and Kashmir and Kewal Kishore, Crime Branch, Jammu and Kashmir and directed the case to listed on 28th August,2018.
Petitioner namely Sachin Sharma, Neeraj Sharma and Sahil Sharma alleged in the writ petition that they were physically tortured, mentally harassed and filthy language was used by all the members of the S.I.T. Crime Branch Jammu to seek a false statement in the Rassana murder case. All the three persons have deposed before the Judge u/s 164 C.R.PC that they were physically tortured and mentally harassed and third degree methods were used to secure a false statement against Sanji Ram and Vishal Jangotra and others.
In the writ petition filed in J&K High Court the petitioners have sought Relevant Extract quoted "It is, therefore, most respectfully prayed that your Lordships may gracious be pleased to:
(a) Direct Respondent No.1 to register an FIR against delinquent officers i.e. Respondents 2 to 7 under relevant provisions of RPC and other penal laws for torturing and harassing the petitioners to manufacture false evidence against the accused in FIR No.10 of 2018 dated 12.01.2018 registered at P/s Hiranagar.
(b) Pass an order or direction, directing the respondent No.1 to 7 to pay compensation to the tune of Rs. 50 lakhs each for physical and mental agony and loss of studies and future prospectus of the petitioners;"
Mr. Sawhney defence lawyer also told that Mst. Nusrat w/o Talib Hussain moved a representation to Chief Justice J&K High Court seeking transfer of quashing petition to Jammu Wing of the High Court.

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