India Today dug out Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate’s admission on camera from the archives where he made a shocking admission of having killed 20 Kashmiri Pandits in the late 80’s in Jammu & Kashmir. Soon after which, former Union Home Secretary R.K Singh has said that the terrorist’s case, who was released on bail in 2006 should be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for re-investigation and a re-trial should take place.
“The Srinagar Bar Council is notorious for having links with jihadis and separatists. The prosecution team is also from the Bar Council. This is a problem which needs to be looked into. Members of prosecution found having links with jihadis and separatists should be prosecuted. That’s exactly why I would like a trial to take place in Jammu instead of Srinagar”, said Singh.
He also slammed the Jammu and Kashmir government in 2006 when Gulam Nabi Azad was the Chief Minister for not pursuing the case of Bitta Karate and not challenging his bail in higher court.