Srinagar, Nov 16 —- Acting upon the court directions, police in south Kashmir’s Shopian district today lodged an FIR against local Deputy Commissioner (DC) for wrongfully stopping car of an individual and taking away his belongings.

On Wednesday, Judicial Magistrate Shopian Adil Mushtaq Ahmad directed police to register a First Information Report (FIR) against Deputy Commissioner of Shopian Muhammad Aijaz for wrongfully stopping car of aperson and taking away his belongings while he was traveling from Srinagar to Shopian.

The Court had ordered the Station House Officer of Police Station Shopian to register an FIR against the accused Deputy Commissioner under Sections 156(3) of CrPc. As per the petition filed in Court, on 30th of October 2017, the complainant, one Sajjad Ahmad Dar who was an independent candidate for Parliamentary Anantnag by-poll early this year, was traveling from Srinagar to Shopian in his car when he was wrongfully stopped and thrashed by the DC.

“Five ATM cards, PAN card, and an identity card were also taken away from him by the accused near the mini-secretariat Shopian”, read the petition.The complainant further alleged that the non-applicant had assaulted the applicant and threatened him for life. “The applicant had approached the concerned police station but to no avail”, read the application.

The police, meanwhile, registered the case under FIR number 291 of 2017 under section 166, 323, 341, 379 and 506 RPC in Shopian Police Station. When contacted, the DC Shopian refused to comment over filing of case against him. “You better talk to police,” he told news agency GNS.

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