Court dismisses Army FIR
MACHIL FAKE ENCOUNTER
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, June 18: The First Class Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Kupwara has dismissed the FIR lodged by Army on April 30, in which it claimed to have killed three militants in Machil sector in frontier district of Kupwara.
The troops of 4-Rajput Rifles had lodged an FIR in police post Kalaroos Kupwara on April 30, stating that they had killed three militants, who later turned out to be civilians from Nadihal in Varmul district.
“I am satisfied with the probe conducted by the investigating officer. The concerned army unit is directed to deposit the arms and ammunition seized in the instant case in district armoury Kupwara for safe custody. Hence the final report /case file is dismissed and be consigned to records after due completion,” the First Class Judicial Magistrate Kupwara, Javed Ahmed Naikoo, directed.
The three victims- Shezhad Ahmed Khan, Reyaz Ahmed Lone and Muhammad Shafi- were lured by army on promise of providing job on Line of Control (LoC) through their informers. A day later troopers killed them in cold blood and passed them off as infiltrators.
CJM posts army plea for June 23
Meanwhile, the Chief Judicial Magistrate Sopur has posted the hearing for June 23 on the fresh application filed by army to record statements of the accused trio arrested in connection with the case.
After court rejected army’s plea for access to the accused, the army filed a fresh application on Friday requesting court to issue summons to the accused Territorial army trooper Abbas Shah, former SPO Bashir Ahmed Lone and army informer Abdul Hamid to appear before the Court of Inquiry (COI).
The army has requested the court to direct the police to produce the accused on the specified dates to get their statements recorded. “Witnesses will be sent back in police custody,” application adds.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, government of India’s standing counsel advocate Karnail Singh Wazir said, “We have issued fresh summons to the accused through the CJM, as they are in judicial custody. We have not demanded their custody, but want to record their statements for completion of inquiry,” he added.
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Lastupdate on : Fri, 18 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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