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PRESS RELEASE: 11-06-2011 The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar condemns the murderous assault on Advocate Nazir Ahmad Malik by congress leader namely Zahid Hussain Jan Baba and his PSO’s and other accomplice

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Srinagar condemns the murderous assault on Advocate Nazir Ahmad Malik by congress leader namely Zahid Hussain Jan Baba and his PSO’s and other accomplice. It is pertinent to mention that the Ld. Advocate was called by the congress leader namely Zahid Hussain Jan Baba to TRC Srinagar, yesterday on 10.06.2011 at 6:15 p.m. The moment Ld. Advocate reached the spot the congress leader alongwith his PSO’s travelling in Black color TATA Safari bearing registration no. DL01-3559 the said congress leader after coming out of the vehicle pounced upon the ld. Advocate and another gunmen boarded in another Scorpio Vehicle and men in uniform in two Gypsies also came down of their vehicles and pounced upon the ld. Advocate and ruthlessly beat him in consequence of which the ld. Advocate fell on the ground in unconscious state. The passers by gathered and saved the life of the ld. Advocate was thereafter rushed to local hospital. In this regard an FIR was registered by the ld. Advocate with the police station Kothibagh but till now the police concerned has not effected the arrest of the accused persons involved in the case. It is also mentioned that Samsung mobile bearing IMEI No. 354890/04/571316/7 and the spectacles of the ld. Advocate were snatched by the armed robbers. The accused persons are guilty of offences of robbery and murderous assault and the guilty deserve to be arrested, prosecuted and punished under law.
Today an extra ordinary meeting of the Bar Association the matter was discussed thread bear as this event has serious repercussions as the lawyers community feels in secure in these circumstances when the security guards of political leaders are used for robbery, extortion and willful liquidation of any individual. The Bar Association demands fair, impartial and urgent investigation including arrest of the accused persons involved in the offences and seizure of the vehicles used for carrying out the criminal assault on the ld. Advocate. Bar Association describes this incident as a repetition of Amandeep murder case at Srinagar. The Bar Association is deeply upset and disgusted with a trend of using security guards by the political leaders for committing offences against weaker sections of the society. Bar Association also calls upon the congress high command to take note of this event at the earliest and desist from influencing the fair investigation of the case so that the guilty are prosecuted and punished under law and state machinery is not used against common individuals for individual interests.