Shopian Encounter: High level court of enquiry in progress, says army

Army on Tuesday said that a high level court of enquiry is in progress regarding the encounter on 18th July in Amshipora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

In a statement, the army said that as intimated on 11 Aug 2020, a high level Court of Inquiry into Operation Amshipora, Shopian on 18 Jul 2020 is under progress.

Statements of key witnesses are being recorded and progress is being monitored closely, read the statement.

Additional civil witnesses are being asked to depose before the Court of Inquiry. Concurrently, DNA samples have been collected from Rajouri under the aegis of JKP and sent for matching with the militants killed on 18 Jul 2020, it added.

The statement further said that the Indian Army is committed to ethical conduct of all counter-militantt operations.

“Cases where doubts are raised are investigated under due process as per the law of the land. Since the case is under investigation , further details will be shared periodically, as appropriate without affecting due legal process,” the statement added.