Kashmiri shawl trader stabbed & looted

KOLKATA: A 28-year-old Kashmiri scarf trader, a regular customer to the city for the past seven years, was stabbed multiple times and allegedly looted of cash value Rs 1.95 lakh underneath Lohapool in Park Circus on Friday night time. Shakur Ahmed Shah has gained 15 stitches, three on his stomach and any other 12 near his thighs, and has minimize marks all throughout his shoulders. He claimed he was on his strategy to deposit the money with a cash lender.

The GRP, which is probing the case, insisted it was no longer a “hate crime” and that the “robber”attitude was being investigated. “There is admittedly no hate attitude involved. We are nonetheless investigating positive information provided to us by the sufferer,” said Asesh Biswas, superintendent of Railway Police (Sealdah).



Late at night time, the GRP detained one particular person.

Alarmed on the assault on a Kashmiri trader, the state police most sensible brass, too, is decided to resolve the crime. “We are running closely in affiliation with Kolkata Police and going through CCTV pictures to identify the accused. We also are taking assist of the detective department to check out criminals energetic within the house. If required, the DGP has asked us to hunt the help of CID,” a most sensible authentic said. “The assault right here was to snatch cash and comparing this incident with the sooner assaults on Kashmiris in Behala and in Nadia’s Taherpur could be incorrect,” the authentic said.


Trader’s account differs from police model

In his grievance, Shah said he had boarded a neighborhood train from Jadavpur station (he has a rented lodging in Survey Park) and were given off at Park Circus. “I used to be sporting the money in a shoulder bag. The quantity was the per thirty days payment to the money lender. I had began walking against Lohapool and had simply crossed the second railway track slightly after 6 pm when somebody called me from at the back of and asked me in Bengali: ‘Apni ki Kashmiri (Are you a Kashmiri)?’ When I responded within the affirmative, he attacked me from at the back of. Three others pounced on me and began stabbing and punching me. Then they snatched my bag and fled,” Shah said.


The scarf trader said that he lay within the spot writhing in ache until somebody got here up to him and introduced water. He then called up two pals who got here and took me to Calcutta National Medical College health center. “This is the primary time I faced such hostility within the city. I am fearful. But the police have been of great assist,” he informed TOI.


GRP officers alternatively claimed the sequence of events as claimed by Shaw did not fit with the evidence they've amassed. “We have detained a person involved within the incident and feature established the identity of 2 others who had been involved. On Friday night time, Shah and his two Kashmiri pals had been sitting near the rail tracks and conversing loudly and the use of cuss phrases. Three local youths objected to using foul language. There was first of all an issue and then they got here to blows. While the 2 pals controlled to flee, Shah were given trapped and was stabbed,” claimed an IPS officer who is part of the probe team. He added they're investigating claims if there indeed was a robbery. “There are gaps in Shah’s account,” he said.


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