444 Cases Registered Against Soldiers in Kashmir in 3 Years


Srinagar, March 5: At least 444 cases have been registered against various security agencies and police in Indian administered Kashmir during the last three years.

In a written response to a query of a lawmaker in Kashmir Assembly in winter capital Jammu, the government today stated that 304 cases have been registered against force personnel including those belonging to police in Jammu (winter capital of the region). “In Kashmir, 140 cases have been registered against forces,” it said.

A lawmaker Sheikh Rashid had south details from the Home ministry about the total number of cases registered against police and other forces in the State during the last three years.

The government disclosed that of the 140 cases from Kashmir, 68 have been challenged while 52 are under investigation. “7 cases are stated as untraced while 8 are not applicable (NA),” it said.

“Similarly, of the 304 cases registered in Jammu, 230 have been challenged and 23 are not applicable. In 46 cases, the investigations are on,” it said.

Srinagar tops the list in Kashmir. At least 36 cases have been registered against soldiers including policemen in the summer capital. It is followed by 16 cases in Islamabad, 15 in Baramulla, 14 cases in Sopore, 10 in Ganderbal and five each in Handwara, Kulgam and Kupwara district respectively.

“In Jammu province, Jammu tops the list with 97 cases having been registered against forces. It is followed by Doda with 88 cases, Udhampur with 29 cases, Reasi with 24, Ramban with 21, and Poonch and Kistshwar with 19 cases each,” the government further disclosed.

Fayaz Wani reports on life in Srinagar, Kashmir.