The Jammu and Kashmir government Monday denied it had received any communication from the state high court regarding the nomination of a sitting judge for a probe into the death of a ruling National Conference (NC) worker Sep 30.
Reacting to a news item carried by a section of the local press and IANS, Home Commissioner B.R. Sharma said at a media conference: “We have not received any communication from the state high court regarding its decision to nominate a sitting judge of the court for probing the circumstances those led to the death of Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf.”
The home commissioner rebutted reports that the high court had communicated to the government it could not spare a sitting judge to probe the death of the NC worker.
Earlier reports had said the high court had communicated to the state government that a sitting judge of the high court could not be spared for any inquiry as per the rulings of the Supreme Court.