Omar asks Army to cooperate in fake encounter inquiry
Taking strong note of an alleged fake encounter case involving a Major, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asked the army to cooperate in the investigations being carried out by the police.
Srinagar: Taking strong note of an alleged
fake encounter case involving a Major, Jammu and Kashmir Chief
Minister Omar Abdullah today asked the army to cooperate in
the investigations being carried out by the police.
Commander of 15 Corps Lt Gen N C Marwah met the Chief
Minister who reiterated his government`s commitment to zero
tolerance to human right violations.
General Marwah assured the Chief Minister of complete
cooperation and also apprised him that a high-level internal
enquiry had been launched by the army to ascertain the facts.
An official spokesman said the GOC 15 Corps assured
the Chief Minister that the Army will cooperate fully with all
investigating agencies or enquiries set up by the state
government and assist them in reaching the truth.
"The General also informed the Chief Minister that
based on the preliminary investigation of the Jammu and
Kashmir Police, the Army Commander Northern Command Lt.
General B S Jaswal has already ordered a high-level internal
enquiry into the incident to bare the facts transparently
and to bring to book anybody found guilty," the spokesman
The GOC assured the Chief Minister that the Army
authorities at no point will cover up any incident where human
right violations are proved.
Officials said that Jammu and Kashmir police will
register a murder case against an Army major and some
civilians for allegedly luring three youths to the border and
staging a fake encounter in Machil sector of north Kashmir on