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Apex court notice to centre, Kashmir over custody death

The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and Jammu and Kashmir governments on a petition seeking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the custodial death of National Congress (NC) worker Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf.

The notice is returnable in two weeks.

Supreme court bench of Justice Altamas Kabir and Justice S.S. Nijjar issued the notice after senior counsel Bhim Singh told the court that the death of the NC activist took place under mysterious circumstances.

Yousuf’s death Sep 30 kicked up a political storm in Jammu and Kashmir as he died in police custody a day after he visited Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s house. Autopsy report showed he died of cardiac arrest, Omar said.

 

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