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Missing J&K constable death case: SC seeks fresh report from

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Supreme today asked the Police to submit a fresh status report in the probe into the death of its constable Sameer Bhat who allegedly went missing on May 14 after leaving Kupwara for

The constable is alleged to have been killed by his colleague, Special Police Officer Eijaz Ahmed, to avenge his "sexual assault".

A vacation bench of justices and S K Kaul asked the state to file a fresh status report and posted the matter for further hearing on July 17.

The apex was not satisfied with the status report filed today and sought a detailed and comprehensive report.

Petitioner M K Pandita, who sought an independent probe into the constable's death, said that there was foul play in cop's killing.

Bhat's body was recovered after 21 days on June 7.

The apex had on June 8, issued notice to the Centre and the Police on the plea of Pandita, who also hails from Kupwara and sought the status report on the investigation.

Pandita alleged DIG Ghulam Hassan Bhat on May 31 had came out with a version saying that the SPO had allegedly confessed to killing Sameer as the latter had sexually assaulted him on May 13.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 21:28 IST