SRINAGAR: Indian Army on Friday has concluded as a result of internal inquiry that its forces exceeded powers vested to them and killed three innocent Kashmiri youth in Amishpora encounter in July this year.
In statement to media, the Indian Army said that the inquiry ordered by the Army authorities into Operation Amshipora has brought out certain prima facie evidence indicating that during the operation, powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded and the Do’s and Don’ts of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) as approved by the Hon’ble Supreme Court have been contravened.
“Consequently, the competent disciplinary authority has directed to initiate disciplinary proceedings under the Army Act against those found prima-facie answerable.”
The statement said that the evidence collected by the inquiry has prima-facie indicated that the three unidentified youth killed in Operation Amshipora were Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who hailed from Rajouri. Their DNA report is awaited. Their involvement with militancy or related activities is under investigation by the police.
The statement claims that the “Indian Army is committed to ethical conduct of operations. Further updates on the case will be given periodically without affecting due process of the law of the land.”