Srinagar: The Army on Monday rubbished allegations
levelled by hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah
Geelani that the force was trying to hush up the alleged rape
of a woman by two men in uniform in south Kashmir Kulgam
district last week.
Srinagar-based Defence spokesman Lt Col JS Brar in a
statement issued on behalf of General Officer Commanding of
Army`s 15 Corps Lt Gen SA Hasnain rebutted the charges
against the army leveled by the Hurriyat.
He also appealed to the people not to be misled by
disinformation campaign against the force by people with
"The Corps Commander (Lt Gen Hasnain) has requested the
public not to be misled by those who are out to malign the
Army because of the growing confidence of the public in them,"
The spokesman said the variations in the circumstances and
the statements of the alleged victim`s relatives are
indicative that there is "much more than meets the eye" as far
as the allegations against the Army are concerned.
He said the Hurriyat Conference led by Geelani had no idea
about the strict procedures followed by the Army vis-a-vis the
movement of its officers or soldiers.