Enforced Disappearance of Ashraf Koka from South Kashmir’s Verinag Town

On 27 October 2001, Mohammad Ashraf Koka was picked up by ITBP personnel from his residence at around 7:30 pm and subsequently disappeared. The family of Mohammad Ashraf Koka states that he was picked up by personnel of the 10th Battalion Indo-Tibetan Border Police [ITBP], Verinag Camp.

The father of the victim recognized these persons during an identification Parade held in Dooru Police station in the presence of a magistrate: R.S.Raina, Doctor P.S. Gunjiyal, SI Pratap Singh, Head Constable Hukum Singh, Head Constable Ajit Kumar, Sunil Joshi, JCO R.S.Chauhan, JCO Mishra and SI Ram Pratap on this occasion.

Alleged perpetrator Inder Singh Negi, inspector general of the ITBP has approached the supreme court as he does not want to subject himself to an identification parade in the investigations.


Ghulam Hassan Koka continues to argue that he has always named and identified the accused correctly and that a charge sheet should be filed in court immediately.

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