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Court seeks report from police over seizing of two-wheelers in Srinagar

A court in Srinagar has sought a report from the Jammu and Kashmir Police over the seizing of two-wheelers in the city in the wake of target killings last month.

The Court of Additional Special Mobile Magistrate (Traffic), Srinagar, asked the police to submit the report within ten days.

Hearing an application moved by social activist Naveed Bukhtiyar who pleaded that the two-wheelers were detained “illegally” by the police, the court in the order observed that the allegations were “very serious” in nature, and as such, the issue requires the indulgence of the court.

It directed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar “to call the report from all the police stations within the district” over the issue and submit the compliance report within a period of ten days.

The police last month seized many two-wheelers in the wake of several attacks on unarmed people in Srinagar. Many riders alleged their bikes were seized by the police without even checking the documents.

The applicant, whose two-wheeler was also allegedly seized by the police, pleaded “the illegal activity” has not only “caused humiliation, mental agony”, but also “took away people’s fundamental rights”.

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