Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police probe into the death of a 30-year-old college lecturer, allegedly beaten in Army custody in August 2016, has held 23 Army personnel responsible and has sought sanction for their prosecution, media reports said on Saturday.
“The Army cooperated in the probe and allowed investigators to record statements of the Army personnel. Special Investigation Team, led by a DySP, completed the probe two weeks ago,” the Indian Express reported quoting Awantipora SSP Mohammad Zahid as saying.
“We haven’t filed a chargesheet yet. We will require sanction for prosecution under AFSPA for that,” he said. “I won’t be able to talk about the outcome of our investigation.”
On the night of August 17, 2016, Shabir Ahmad Mango, a college lecturer, was beaten to death, allegedly by Army personnel in Seershali village of Khrew in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.