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Shopian firing: No action against Maj Aditya till April 24, rules apex court

Last Modified Monday, 5 March 2018 (15:16 IST)
New Delhi:The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that no probe would be initiated till the next date of hearing, April 24, against in connection with the incident case. The bench was headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud. "No probe against the petitioner till April 24," the three-judge bench ruled. 

The had apprised the apex court that Major Aditya Kumar's name is not there as an accused in the accused column.Lt Col Karamveer Singh (retd), a Kargil war veteran, and father of Aditya, had moved the Supreme Court against the FIR lodged by the Jammu and Kashmir police against his son Major Aditya Kumar in Shopian firing incident in which two civilians died. 

J&K police had registered the FIR against Major Aditya Kumar under section 307 of the Ranvir Penal Code (RPC) for his alleged involvement in the Shopian firing incident case in the state. 'The police had named my son (Major Aditya Kumar) as an accused in the Shopian firing case, knowing fully well that he was not there and the army personnel present there were doing lawful duty & were forced to take actions for protection of the government property and buildings without any excessive use of force,' the petition by Lt Col Karamveer Singh claimed.(UNI)
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