After violence at Kashmir Law College, students file criminal complaint

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Srinagar: Days after two groups of students clashed at Kashmir Law College here, a complaint was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar on Saturday seeking directions for police to file FIR against the accused.

Complainants, according to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) through counsel filed a complaint before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate for initiating legal proceedings against the accused, who they alleged entered Kashmir Law College at Nowshera, vandalized college property, beat students and intimidate faculty members.

The complaints have also sought directions on Station House Officer (SHO) police station Soura to file an FIR against the accused who according to the complaint were carrying ‘deadly weapons’ like German knives and knuckle punches to create an atmosphere of fear in the college on the fateful day.

Complaints Rahib Ahmad Sheikh, Tahir Farooq and Tahir Sidiq Bhat, all 8th semester students of Kashmir Law College in their complaint have alleged that one Akeel Khan, Majid Khan and Javid Ahmad who are not the students of Law College, forcibly entered into the college premises and resorted to hooliganism.

“On April 15, 2021, the above named accused who are not the students of the said college but outsiders forcibly entered the Kashmir Law College without any authority or permission. The accused were carrying deadly weapons like German knives and knuckle punches in their hands which are evident by the photographs annexed,” reads the complaint.

It has also been alleged that the accused created an atmosphere of fear and horror by thrashing the complaints in broad daylight.

“It is therefore prayed that the Hon’ble court may kindly be pleased to take cognizance of this complaint and proceed against the accused in accordance with the law. It is also prayed that the concerned police station be directed to lodge an FIR against the above named accused,” complaint adds—(KNO)

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