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HC pulls up J&K cop in gym trainer case

Friday, 2 November 2012 - 12:23pm IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Orders him to file affidavit on warrant against absconding murder suspect Irfan Bashir Lon.

The Bombay high court bench of justices Sadhana Jadhav and AS Oak has issued a notice to the superintendent of police of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir to file an affidavit on the warrant issued against Irfan Bashir Lon, who is wanted by the Wanavdi police in the murder case of a 19-year-old gym trainer, Salman Shakil Shaikh.

The police have arrested one Asad Ali Ashfaq Ali Sayyed of Kondhwa Dhavade, who is the son of a police constable attached with the motor transport department in Aundh, in the case, while Lon has been absconding.

As per the prosecution, Salman, a resident Kondhwa, was allegedly pushed by Sayyed  from the tenth floor of Ten Square Apartments in Fatimanagar in Wanavdi, in June, 2011.
The police control room had received a call that a youth was found lying in a pool of blood at Ten Square Apartments.

During the investigations, Sayyed told the police that he went to Salman’s uncle’s house around 2.45 am and invited him to come with him to Fatimanagar to buy a pair of shoes after which they went to the top floor of the building. Sayyed also revealed that Lon, a native of Kashmir, had also accompanied them on the fateful day. Sayyed claims that Salman accidentally fell from the 10th floor and that he left the scene in panic.

Salman lived with his uncle in Kondhwa as he was not on good terms with his mother, who lives in Kondhwe Dhavade with his sisters.

Salman’s mother Rukhsana had filed a petition through her lawyers Nagma Tandon and Debjyoti Talukdar. They argued that the warrant was sent to Baramulla SP to detain Lon, but the warrant was not served on him.

Justice Jadhav and Oak ordered the SP to file the affidavit by December 7.

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