New Delhi, Aug 12: The Supreme Court on Friday said that exhumation and post-mortem examination of the body of Shabir Ahmed Mir would be conducted under the supervision of the Srinagar’s Principal District and Sessions Judge.
Shabir Ahmed Mir, 26, was allegedly shot dead by Deputy Superintendent of Police Yasir Qadri during a police raid on his residence in the wake of ongoing protests in Kashmir Valley over the killing on July 8 of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.
Recalling their observation in the course of the hearing of the matter on August 9 that there should be healing touch in the handling of the matter, a bench of Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy said that all work should be done with love and affection.
Directing the next hearing of the matter on September 5, the bench said that it would be a decision of the Principal District and Sessions Judge of Srinagar on who would be present at the time of exhumation and post-mortem of the body.
The bench also sought report on the compliance of its orders as it went through the report by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on the incident ordered by it in the last hearing on August 9.
The bench said this as senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing for the deceased’s father Abdul Rehman Mir, urged the court that Deputy Superintendent of Police, who has allegedly killed the 26-year-old youth, should not be present.
Agreeing with Sibal that effort should be to get at the truth, the Attorney General said, “We should get at the bottom of the truth. I agree it should be free and impartial.”