Army denies giving clean chit to officer

Army denies giving clean chit to officer
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Srinagar: The army on Monday said that the court of inquiry being conducted into tying of a youth to the bonnet of an army jeep in Budgam is still on, denying clean chit has been given to the accused army officer.
A youth Farooq Ahmad Dar was fastened to the army jeep as a human shield to prevent protesters from targeting the army patrol in Budgam district on the April 9 when by-elections were held in Srinagar parliamentary constituency.
“The court of inquiry concerned with the incident wherein a civilian was tied to an army Jeep is still incomplete,” Col Rajesh Kalia, spokesman of the ministry of defence in Srinagar said. The clarification came in response to media reports that an officer named in the incident Major Nitin Gogoi has been exonerated by the CoI.
“Reports in some sections of the media about the army major being given a clean chit are speculative,” Kalia said.

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