After 31 years, Court reopens case against Bitta Karate; petition was filed by family of Satish Kumar Tickoo

Demand to take action against Bitta Karate became strong due to the film ‘The Kashmir Files’.

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(Right side) Terrorist Bitta Karate who killed Kashmiri Hindus 

Srinagar (J&K) – Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate, the butcher of Kashmiri Hindus, will finally face a trial for the murder of Satish Kumar Tickoo nearly 31 years after the Islamic terrorist brutally killed him. According to the reports, Tickoo’s family has filed a petition in the Srinagar Sessions Court seeking to reopen the case against terrorist Farooq Ahmed Dar alias Bitta Karate in the Satish Kumar Tickoo’s murder case.

Senior Advocate Utsav Bains has filed a criminal application seeking status reports of all the FIRs registered against Karate. Bitta Karate, who led the genocide against Kashmiri Hindus in 1990, had confessed on a live TV program that his first victim was Satish Kumar Tickoo. In the interview, Karate had claimed that he got “orders from above to kill him”. Apparently, Satish Tickoo, a local businessman, was also a very close friend of Bitta Karate.

1. Karate, who has been heading the Pakistan-sponsored terror outfit Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) for years, has killed 42 people before he was arrested in 1992. He had admitted to having killed at least 20 or “maybe more than 30-40” Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. “I used a pistol to kill from a distance of 20 or 30 yards. Sometimes, I also used AK-47 rifles to fire at the security personnel,” Karate had claimed, adding that he became a terrorist because he was “harassed by the local administration”.

2. Farooq Ahmed Dar Dar, who waged war against the country by mercilessly killing innocent civilians and the security personnel on the instructions of Pakistan, was arrested in 1990 and charged with the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits. However, he was set free after 17-years.

3. Bitta Karate was once again arrested in 2008 during the Amarnath land row agitation. He was released eight months later, only to be picked up again in 2019 on terror funding charges. accused of killing several Kashmiri Pandits during the ’90s genocide.

4. The Kashmir Files released on 11th March showed the brutality of Bitta Karate leading to public outbursts. Thousands of Hindus demanded action against Bitta. A Twitter trend also was launched for this demand.