As per Indian media reported that, An Indian army official in a fake encounter killed 3 Kashmiri civilians, including a minor, staged to get reward money of INR200,000.
As per to the police charge sheet, The fake encounter occurred in July 2020 in the Shopia district of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), the Indian army
captain fired at 3 Kashmiri youth even before his men could lay a cordon of the area.
4 out of the 75 witnesses said the Indian army official “initiated a few bursts of live ammunition even before a cordon was laid” and others joined him very late in engaging the suspected militants.
The martyred, Abrar Ahmed (25), Imtiyaz Ahmed (20), and Mohammed Ibrar (16), were all labourers from Rajouri.
The charge sheet said that, 2 civilians Tabish Ahmad, a resident of Shopian, and Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Pulwama who acted as sources for the Army in providing the tip-off, were also part of the operation and provided a cover to the Captain.
It further added that “They (Captain and 2 civilians) purposefully destroyed evidence of a real crime that they have committed and also have been purposefully projecting false information as part of a criminal conspiracy hatched between them with a motive to grab prize money of INR200,000.”
The charge sheet said a senior officer was fed false information to lodge a police complaint of the incident.
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