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Army Men Court Martial Likely In Case Of Fake Shopian Encounter | India News


SRINAGAR: The Army has completed the Evidence Summary against two of your men involved in the July encounter with Amshipura in the Shopian district, in which three civilians were killed and a court martial could be held after completing the formalities, they said. The authorities.
The general commanding officer of Lieutenant General BS Raju of the strategically located XV Corps said the Evidence Summary has been completed but declined to reveal details about the outcome.
The army had ordered a Tribunal of Investigation earlier this year after reports surfaced on social media that three young men, labeled as terrorists, had been shot dead by their staff.
The Investigative Tribunal, which completed its investigation in early September, had found “prima facie” evidence that the troops had “exceeded” the powers under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) during the meeting on 18 September. July in which three men died. The army then began a disciplinary process.
Officials familiar with the development said the two members of the military may face court martial proceedings for violating the powers conferred by the AFSPA, 1990, and failing to follow the recommendations of the Army Chief of Staff approved by the Supreme Court.

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