BJP Leader Wrote Governor to cancel Withdrawal of Stone Pelting Cases


Srinagar :: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Ajay Agarwal on Tuesday wrote to Governor NN Vohra, requesting him to immediately cancel the order of withdrawal of prosecution in thousands of cases relating to Stone pelters .

Agrawal, in his letter, argued that the J&K Government took the decision to withdraw the cases without the consent of the individual paramilitary/Army and other personnel, who were the victims in these cases.
“State has no power to withdraw a case in which injury was caused to an individual and his consent is not obtained prior to moving withdrawal of prosecution application by the state government, which against the set procedure of the withdrawal of these criminal cases,” Agrawal said.
He requested Governor Vohra to cancel the order in the overall national interest.
Meanwhile, in February, former Chief Miniater Mrs Mehbooba Mufti Government had approved the withdrawal of cases against the first offenders of stone pelting.


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