Shopian Deaths

  • PDP leader Baig rejects CBI's Shopian case probe December 15, 2009

    New Delhi/Srinagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday said the deaths of two women in Kashmir's Shopian district in May were due to drowning and neither of them was raped or murdered. Opposition parties reacted with outrage and alleged a coverup. ...
  • Watch: Activists accuse CBI of covering Shopian truth December 14, 2009

    Srinagar: In the most dramatic twist to the Shopian deaths case, the CBI has ruled that the two women whose bodies were found several months ago were neither raped nor murdered. However, activists who have been demanding justice in the Valley say they aren't convinced about the fact that the...
  • 4 policemen get bail in Shopian rape, murder case September 11, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Friday gave bail to four police officers, arrested for negligence of duty and destruction of vital evidence in the Shopian twin rape and murder case. Justice Sunil Hali asked the accused to deposit Rs 50,000 each. The police officers, including then district police chief, a...
  • Shopian murder: Four cops arrested after HC order July 15, 2009

    Srinagar: Four suspended cops were arrested on Wednesday evening after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court so ordered and asked police to profile their DNA for their alleged involvement in the "heinous crime of rape followed by murder" of two south Kashmir women on May 30. A division bench of Chief...
  • Shopian rape: Judge says he never attacked victims' kin July 14, 2009

    Srinagar: The judicial commission which probed the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian on Sunday received flak from locals including the relatives of the victims who accused it of failing to identify the culprits and maligning them. Shakeel Ahmad Ahangar, husband of Neelofar and brother of Asiya, the...
  • Police hand in Shopian women's deaths: JK govt July 10, 2009

    Srinagar: The commission probing the rape and murder of two women in Shopian town in south Kashmir on May 30 has recommended that the five officials suspended after the crime be booked as accused, Jammu and Kashmir Finance and Law Minister Abdul Rahim Rather said Friday. "The commission has recommended that...
  • Youth's death adds fuel to fire; Srinagar seethes again July 9, 2009

    Srinagar: Life in Srinagar came to a halt on Thursday with public transport off the roads, and banks, shops as well as educational institutions closed following tension the day before when the death of a youth triggered widespread violence. Stray incidents of violence continued with protesters clashing with police in the...
  • Shopian probe for prosecution of cops, forensic official July 9, 2009

    Srinagar: The Judicial Commission which probed the rape and murder of two women in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night submitted its final report recommending prosecution of four policemen and a forensic official on the charge of destruction of evidence, sources said. The report submitted to the Principal...
  • Exhume bodies of Shopian women in Kashmir: High Court July 4, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered that no one can leave Shopian without special permission and the police must exhume the bodies of two women, who were allegedly raped and murdered in the town. The courts order is binding on personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force...
  • Army not reducing troops in JK, hints chief June 12, 2009

    New Delhi: Reducing troops in Jammu and Kashmir could be considered only after assessing "infiltration trends" in summer and after the pilgrimage to Amarnath in the Valley ends, Army chief Deepak Kapoor said on Friday while asserting that infiltration from across the border was likely to increase. "The chances of infiltration...
  • Govt clips CRPF's wings to calm Kashmir anger June 11, 2009

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government is cracking the whip to calm outrage in the state over the alleged rape and murder of two women 11 days ago. A meeting between Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in Srinagar on Thursday decided to put the Central Reserve...