Police force youth to join militancy: Army officer to CM
The use of ‘excessive force by state police against innocent civilians’ is the main reason compelling youth to join militants and resort to stone pelting, a complaint by an Army officer to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has revealed.
In the complaint, Army officer, Maj Mohseen Muneer has shared the experience he faced as a civilian in Valley at the hands of police when he initiated a process to bail out one of his relatives from Batamaloo police station.
In his grievance, submitted to CM’s Grievance Cell here (vide No. 50964), Muneer writes: “Dictatorial attitude of J&K police towards a common Kashmiri is responsible for mushroom growth of stone pelters, militants and criminals.”
Muneer has complained that he approached police with court directions as to why and on which charges his relative was under arrest. “On July 2, my cousin Sarjan Ahmad Dar was arrested by JKP, Batamaloo Police Station and FIR No. 80 of 2014 is lodged against him. On July 4, he was bailed out by court and I stood guarantor and furnished all my details in bail bond before the court and eventually before the Batamaloo Police Station,” it reads.
He adds that on July 2, 3 and 4 he had visited Police Station and Head Munshi and second Munshi misbehaved with him, adding, “I immediately informed concerned SP but he did not bother at all.”
“I raised the level and approached court of CJM and got directions for the Crime Branch to probe the matter. This thing irritated the SHO and his blued eyed Munshi,” it adds.
It further says: “SHO proved his inefficiency and incapability to Court in his false application that, I approached him with my service pistol and threatened him inside police station. The fact is that soldiers do not possess pistols.”
SHO also distorted the FIR (No. 80/2014) and added me as an accused. “How could an accused stand guarantor for another accused,” he questioned.
The Army officer has requested CM to personally intervene in saving the innocent civilians especially youth from, what he terms, ‘police atrocities.’
“It is highly requested that such police officers be dealt harshly for falsely implicating citizens of India. Because of such attitude of police our unemployed youth are compelled to join militancy as was seen in Tral and Shopian recently,” the complaint reads.