Natipora incident: Cop suspended for ‘transparent inquiry’ in youth’s death

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Police has placed under suspension one of its personnel to pave way for ”transparent inquiry” into the death of a youth who was called for questioning in a theft case in Natipora area of Srinagar on Saturday.

“A person namely Muslim Muneer S/o Muneer Ahmad R/o Budshah Nagar( under chanpura PS) was called to the police station Nowgam on 9-7-22( FN) for being involved in a theft case under FIR 95/2022 of Nowgam Police station. The case pertains to the theft of a scooty,” a police spokesperson told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS).

The suspect, he said, was called to the police based on the basis of CCTV footage “wherein two men were seen taking the scooty away in the Nowgam -Natipora area”.

“As the person seemed to be under the influence of drugs at the time of reporting at the Nowgam police station for examination in the case, his family was called who also confirmed that the person abuses drugs habitually,” he said, adding, “Considering these facts within a couple of hours on same day afternoon(AN) he was handed over to his family members with all legal formalities.”

Later, it came to fore that he died in the evening at around 5 pm, the spokesperson said.

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