A young Muslim Advocate in Mangalore, was known as a Human Rights lawyer, was murdered by the Police of Mangalore, who were the main conspirators in eliminating Naushad. Because he used to take up the cases of Minority community where they were falsely implicated as accused. He had exposed certain fake encounters done by Mangalore Police during his professional career of 10 years under a senior advocate known by the name Mr.K. Purushottam Poojary, who is now 86 years old. High Court of Karnataka had ordered on 14th July a CBI inquiry. However later the inquiry was cancelled by the Highcourt for reason best known to the Hon'ble court. Truth can only come out if there is a CBI inquiry into this murder, which has shaken the confidence of the common man in Judiciary.
MANGALORE : City’s senior advocate Purushottam Poojari has expressed his anguish over the failure of the authorities to ensure justice to the family of his student and advocate Naushad Kashimji who was killed on the Falnir Road in Mangalore on April 9, 2009.
Stating that the police against whom he had filed a private petition in the court in connection with the murder, were only evincing interest in hushing up this case right since the beginning. He also strongly felt that only a CBI probe can ensure justice. “I will fight for justice until my last breathe,” said Poojari.
Various organizations including SICHREM had staged protests in Mangalore, Bhatkal as well as Bangalore demanding punishment to the guilty in this case and Poojari himself moved a court in Mangalore against DySP Jayanth Shetty and inspectors Venkatesh Prasanna, Valentine D’Souza and Sub-inspector Shivaprakash. He also said a police officer whom he had named accused in this case was himself appointed investigation officer despite his plea against the same. “ I have also submitted a 260 page document to the court to prove that the police themselves eliminated Naushad through goondas just because he had taken up the case of Chota Rajan aide Rasheed Malabari on gathering hint that Malabari’s life was in danger,” Poojari said.
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