GCC writes to LG Sinha, demands judicial probe by siting High Court judge

Srinagar, Nov 19: The Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC) on Friday demanded an impartial, independent and judicial probe into the killings in Hyderpora encounter on Monday evening and in this regard the group has written to the Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha. 

In the letter, GCC, a non-political, non-partisan civil society collective comprising of former vice-chancellors, public intellectuals, advocates, academics, scientists, social activists, former Judges and civil servants also welcomed the announcement of LG about a magisterial probe onto Hyderpora encounter,

“The GCC is deeply shocked on the recent spurt in killing of the innocent civilians , the Hyderpora incident being a latest, and would make you an earnest appeal to institute an independent, judicial inquiry by a sitting High Court Judge instead of an executive functionary. Nothing short of that might lend the announced probe the much-needed credence and conviction to be able to nail the truth,” reads the letter.

It reads that the GCC is of the firm belief that if the rule of law were to be respected for real and the majesty of justice upheld as a must, the probe cannot be assigned to the very same executive (the police establishment included) that happens to be the only accused in the mass public and media outrage which the government has so quickly taken cognizance of. kns

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