October 2, 2023

Case of Jalil Andrabi, Advocate: Jammu & Kashmir (Case No. 9/123/95-LD)
4.244 This case relating to alleged abduction and subsequent killing of Mr. Jalil A Andrabi, an advocate in Srinagar, by the Security Forces had earlier been reported in the Annual Reports for the years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004.

4.245 During the course of hearing the Head of the Special Investigation Team informed the High Court that challan, after investigation, had been filed before the trial court against Major Avtar Singh. The trial court acceded to the request of the Army for sending the case to Army authority (court martial) for trial against which criminal revision No. 4/2001 was filed before the High Court by the brother of the deceased.

4.246 The High Court disposed of the review petition on 9.6.2004 with the observation that the committal court had to hand over the accused only after considering the provision of section 549 Cr.PC. While the matter rested thus, the Commission called for the status of the criminal case pending in the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Budgam along with a copy of order under section 549 CrPC, if any, passed after 9.6.2004. The information called for from CJM, Budgam is however, still awaited.

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