PC files compliant, Inquiry ordered against Hari Singh’s grandson for ‘derogatory remarks’ on 1931 agitation

Srinagar: After Congress leader and grandson of last Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir Vikramaditya Singh, called the July 13, 1931 martyrs as “rapists, criminals and looters”, Chief Judicial Magistrate Kishtwar Sudhir Khajuria has ordered SHO Kishtwar to investigate whether tweet by makes out to be a cognizable offence.

Following a complaint filed by district president of People’s Conference Sajjad Ahmed Najjar, seeking action against Singh for his “derogatory remarks”, the court has ordered the preliminary inquiry to “find out if any cognizable offence is made out, SHO Kishtwar police station is directed to proceed in accordance with law”.

Singh had, in his July 13 tweet, written: “Martyrs Day should be honoured for those thousands of hero’s who have sacrificed their lives for our nation… On 13 July 1931, plunder, loot and rape by criminals & jail-breakers in Srinagar city was put to an end. It is a blot on J&K that is glorified as State Martyrs Day.”

On the day, close to 23 people were killed by Dogra forces near Srinagar Central Jail when they were calling for “Nimaz Azan”, the complainant said, urging an FIR to be registered against Vikramaditya Singh for the latter’s tweets.

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