Army detains 3 soldiers in Rifleman Aurangzeb’s killing

Army detains 3 soldiers in Rifleman Aurangzeb’s killing
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Srinagar: The Army has detained three of its personnel over their role in the killing of slain soldier Aurangzeb in June last year.

The Indian Express reported that the three soldiers are being questioned.

The report said that the three personnel of 44 Rashtriya Rifles are suspected to have shared the information about Rifleman Aurangzeb.

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On Monday, 27 year-old Tawseef Ahmad, brother of Abid Wani, one of the three soldiers detained, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries after being assaulted, allegedly by RR personnel. He was hospitalised and later shifted to Srinagar for treatment.

The report said: “When he came out of the camp, he was spotted by a local resident and taken to the hospital.” In District hospital Srinagar, where the doctors saw his “whole body bruised”, they referred him to SMHS hospital in Srinagar.

Within minutes after his kidnapping, Aurangzeb was seen in a short video in a forest answering questions on his duties, postings and operations. Hours later, his corpse was recovered in Pulwama.

The unit, according to several reports, had violated the SOP and instead of using a bulletproof vehicle, they had used a civilian car to ferry the soldier to the bus stand.