SC extends protection granted to Army Major in Shopian firing case

SC extends protection granted to Army Major in Shopian firing case
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Srinagar: Supreme Court of India Monday granted extension in protection to Major Aditya in the Shopian firing case till August 21.

According to ANI the Shopian firing case was heard today and the court extended protection granted to Major Aditya in the case till August 21.

Supreme Court is hearing a petition filed by Karamveer Singh’s (father of Major Aditya).

Three civilians were killed when Army personnel fired at protesters in Ganovpora village of Shopian on January 27 this year, prompting the then chief minister to order an inquiry into the incident.

The top court had earlier this month, said that the final call on whether an FIR can be filed against an Army personnel without the consent of the GoI or not would be taken by the court itself.

The SC made the observation after the Jammu and Kashmir government pushed for investigation in the case against Major Aditya and said it will decide if the Major’s father’s petition to quash the FIR is maintainable or not.

The apex court is hearing the plea Karamveer Singh, seeking to quash the FIR against his son. Singh had said in his petition that his son, a major in 10 Garhwal Rifles, was “wrongly and arbitrarily” named in the FIR.

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