Fake Encounter In Occupied Kashmir: Police Challan Nominates Indian Army Captain, 2 Others

SRINAGAR: An Indian Army Captain and two others have been nominated in a police challan submitted by an Special Investigation Team of Police regarding July 18 fake encounter in which three Kashmiri workers were killed.

Reports gathered by the Regional Telegraph revealed that Indian Army Captain Bupinder of 62 RR, and two others identified as Tabish Ahmad, a resident of Shopian and Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Pulwama, have been nominated as those responsible for the murder of three Kashmiri workers in what has been widely reported as Fake encounter of Amshipora, Shopian.

On Thursday, Indian Defence Spokesman in Srinagar Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “the process of recording the summary of evidence has been completed. The same is being examined by the concerned authorities in consultation with legal advisors for proceeding further.”

Colonel Kalia said that the army is committed to the ethical conduct of operations. “Further details will be shared in a manner so as not to prejudice the proceedings under army law,” he said.

Today, the SIT of Kashmir Police submitted 300-pages challan against Army Inspector and 2 others before Principal and Sessions Judge Shopian.

It may be recalled that on July 18, this year, three Kashmiri workers were killed in a fake encounter at Amshipora, Shopian. Their pictures went viral on social media after which three families from Rajouri district of Jammu claimed that the slain were their kin who had traveled to Shopian to work as labourers.

After series of protests by the netizens and civil society activists, the families demanded DNA mapping of slain trio.The police conducted the DNA profiling of slain, the samples of which matched with three Rajouri families on September 25 , which proved that the slain were not militants, the labourers who were earning their living in Amshipora.

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