Army males indicted for excesses

Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, September 18

An Army inquiry has discovered “prima facie” proof its males violated powers beneath the Armed Forces Special Powers Act throughout an encounter in Kashmir’s Shopian during which three males have been killed. It has initiated disciplinary proceedings.

“Consequently, the competent disciplinary authority has directed to initiate disciplinary proceedings under the Army Act against those found prima facie answerable,” learn an Army assertion. The Army didn’t clarify how precisely the AFSPA was exceeded and the rules have been contravened.

Shopian encounter

Families of murdered males had continued to proclaim their innocence. Disciplinary motion by the Army should be clear. — Omar Abdullah, NC chief

It was additionally silent what number of Army males have been dealing with motion.

On July 18, the Army had stated three unidentified militants who had fired on the troopers have been killed in a gunfight in Amshipora, Shopian. Almost a month later, three households in Rajouri alleged the slain males have been three lacking cousins who had travelled to Shopian to work as labourers, however have been killed in a staged encounter.

Following the controversy, each the Army and the police began investigating the case. The police collected DNA samples on August 13. The studies are awaited.

The Army assertion stated the proof collected by the inquiry had prima facie indicated that the three unidentified terrorists killed in Amshipora operation have been Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who hailed from Rajouri.

“Their involvement with terrorism or related activities is under investigation by the police,” the assertion added.

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