Court`s notice to Chief Secy in Chattisinghpora massacre case

A Delhi court issued a notice to the Chief Secy of JK on failing to appear for the hearing of Chhattisinghpora massacre`s case.

Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 21:48 PM IST

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir as the prosecutor of the state government failed to appear before it in the case relating to massacre of 35 Sikhs by militants in Chhattisinghpora 10 years ago.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja directed that a letter should be issued to the senior most officer of the state government in order to apprise him of the situation with
regard to the absence of the special public prosecutor appointed to pursue the case.
"A letter to be issued against Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir, apprising him of the situation of the non-appearance of the public prosecutor through DCP (Central) here," the
court said posting the matter for October 25.

Two suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militants Mohd Suhail and Waseem Ahmed, who hailed from Sialkot and Gujranwala in Pakistan respectively, are facing trial in the case relating
to the massacre of 35 Sikhs by militants on March 20, 2000 in Anantnag district of the state.
The case relating to the massacre was transferred here by the Supreme Court in November, 2008. The court is at present recording the statement of witnesses in the case.

PTI