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Mirwaiz raps govt’s stand on FIR against army major

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Srinagar, Mar 06: Hurriyat-M chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday criticized Jammu and Kashmir government over its stand on FIR against an Army major in Shopian killings last month.

“Preposterous! Now, J&K Govt in Supreme Court says no accused named in the police FIR registered in the brutal killing of 3 civilians in Shopian, while all along they were beating the drum that the accused has been identified and named and “justice” will be delivered!” Mirwaiz wrote on his tweeter handle.

On Monday, senior advocate Shekhar Naphade, appearing for Jammu and Kashmir government, told the Supreme Court that Major Aditya Kumar does not even figure among the names of the accused in the FIR lodged on the allegation that Army personnel opened fire in which three persons were killed.

Later, the apex court halted further investigation in the January 27 Shopian firing incident involving an Army officer in which four civilians were killed, even as the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir government were at loggerheads over lodging of the FIR.

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