SC Rejects Request For Investigating 1989 Killing Of Prominent Kashmiri Pandit

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“We are not inclined to interfere…,” says SC while rejecting the plea requesting an investigation of the killing of Kashmiri Pandit

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking a probe into the murder of advocate Tika Lal Taploo in Kashmir valley in 1989 by terrorists.

The bench of Justices BR Gavai and CT Ravikumar refused to hear the matter saying it had not entertained a similar matter that came before it recently. “We are not inclined to interfere…,” said the bench while granting the liberty to the petitioner to avail of alternate remedies. The petitioner then withdrew the plea.

The plea was filed by Ashutosh Taploo, son of Tika Lal Taploo, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit and BJP’s former vice president, who was killed by Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) terrorists at the time.
The plea sought protection and rehabilitation of the family members and investigation, and prosecution of the persons who were involved in the killing of his father.

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Recently, Supreme Court had declined to hear the plea filed by NGO “We The Citizens” seeking a probe into the killings of Kashmiri pandits during the 1990s. It had also sought rehabilitation of those who had to flee the Kashmir valley.

The apex court gave the NGO liberty to move a representation before the central government.

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