Srinagar: A local court on Tuesday deferred its
order on an application seeking transfer of a case related to
the killing of a teenager allegedly by a BSF commandant and a
constable to General Security Forces Court.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar Yashpal Bourney
deferred the passing of orders by two days in the case related
to the killing of 16-year-old Zahid Farooq by a BSF unit in
Nishat area of the city in February.
Earlier, the court had on November 16 deferred its order
on the transfer plea till today. The magistrate did not assign
any reasons for the deferment till November 25.
Commandant of 68 Battalion BSF R K Birdhi and constable
Lakhvinder Kumar were arrested in connection with the case and
the duo were charged with murder of the boy.
BSF had moved an application under section 80 of the
BSF Act, seeking transfer of the case along with evidence and
documents, in order to try the accused personnel in the
General Security Forces Court (GSFC).
The killing of Zahid Farooq had led to widespread
protests and five days of shutdown in the Valley.