DM orders Magisterial inquiry

JAMMU: The district administration in an order issued here late on Saturday evening ordered magisterial enquiry into the killing of a youth inside the residence of National Conference and former state chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah’s residence here.
Taking cognizance of the protests staged by the relatives, who alleged it as ‘cold blooded murder’ at the hands of security guard posted at the residence of Dr Abdullah in Bhatindi area, the Government has ordered magisterial inquiry to find out the cause of death of the youth.
District Magistrate Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, with the powers vested in him under section 176 of CrPC has appointed Alyas Khan, Sub Divisional Magistrate Jammu North as Magistrate, who shall inquire into the cause of death of the deceased Syed Murfad Shah, son of Imzad Hussain Shah, resident of Gulhuta, Poonch at present Bantalab, Jammu.
The magisterial inquiry shall be completed within five weeks positively, read an order.
The magisterial inquiry was ordered after the relatives of the deceased and other people protested and blocked the road at Chinore, Bantalab.
They alleged foul play in the death of the deceased and were asking for impartial and fair enquiry.
A committee of Board of Doctors has also been constituted to conduct post-mortem of the deceased.
Meanwhile, National Conference on Saturday sought a high level probe by National Investigating Agency into the security breach at the residence of the party president and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah at Bhatindi here and circumstances leading to death of a youth.
“As Dr Abdullah is a central government categorized protectee, the Government of India should carry out its independent and impartial inquiry by a team deputed by the Ministry of Home Affairs”, Provincial spokesperson of National Conference Madan Mantoo said in a statement, issued here.
Expressing concern over the incident, the spokesperson said the probe must cover all the aspects, including how a car was able to gain entry into the supposedly high secured residence with minimum cosmetic damage, considering the strength of the main gate.
“The security lapse is needed to be probed expeditiously so that the truth must come to fore”, the spokesperson added.