Yusuf death case: BJP for independent probe
BJP sought a probe by an independent agency or CBI claiming as `inconclusive` the post-mortem report of NC worker Haji Yusuf Shah.
Jammu: The BJP on Tuesday sought a probe by an independent agency or CBI claiming as `inconclusive` the post-mortem report of NC worker Haji Yusuf Shah citing cardiovascular arrest as the cause of his death.
"The cause of death as cardiovascular arrest is itself inconclusive because scientifically and medically speaking, cardiovascular arrest is a terminal event in any impending or imminent mortality, it is a sequel and not per se cause, like disease or assault, culminating in death", BJP spokesman Jitender Singh told reporters here.
Singh replying to questions about the clean chit given to the Chief Minister and his aides in the Yusuf Shah case by a Magisterial probe, said "It is a rule of justice across the world that an investigation does not carry credibility if it is conducted by an agency which is subordinate to or obliged to the individuals against whom the enquiry is being conducted".
"That is why right from the beginning the BJP has taken this position that the investigation ought to be conducted by an independent agency?..Atleast by the CBI", he added.
In a relief to J-Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, a magisterial probe into the death of Yusuf last year has found that he died due to cardiovascular arrest and not because of any assault by personnel in the chief minister`s camp office or by police.
"(The) deceased on the morning of September 30, 2011, was even walking as he was seen by witnesses and going to the bathroom as well which shows that he was normal.
"Thus the allegations levelled in the media about the deceased are not based on facts, as whatever they have stated is only out of imagination or some motivation," the report said apparently referring to criticism at the time of the incident that had pointed fingers at the chief minister.