Captain tried to destroy proof

Shopian, January 24

The Army Captain involved in the fake encounter in Kashmir’s Shopian district last July and two other civilian accused haven’t provided any information about the source of weapons planted on the three slain youths and had also attempted to destroy the evidence, a police chargesheet said.

Capt Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong information to his superiors and the police about the recovery made during the staged encounter, according to the chargesheet filed by the special investigation team (SIT) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police before the chief judicial magistrate here.

The case relates to the July 18, 2020, encounter in Shopian’s Amshipura in which three youths were killed and dubbed as terrorists. — PTI

Shopian: What the police chargesheet says

  • By staging the encounter, the three accused purposefully destroyed evidence of the real crime that they had committed
  • They purposefully projected false information as part of a criminal conspiracy to grab Rs20-lakh prize money

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