Army submits its version to police on Ganowpora killings

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/1/2018 2:08:22 PM

SRINAGAR, Jan 31: The army has submitted its version of the January 27 incident to the police and explained its "reasons for opening fire" at protesters, resulting in the death of three civilians at Ganowpora in Shopian.
According to the army's narrative, submitted yesterday, the security force's convoy was attacked by a group of stone-pelters and its personnel resorted to firing to save themselves, the officials said.
The army's version comes after the state police registered an FIR about the incident in Ganowpora area of Shopian in south Kashmir in which two youths were killed. One more person succumbed to his injuries today, raising the toll to three.
Army has claimed it opened firing in "self defence after seven of its personnel were injured."
The army has also submitted photographs of the vehicles "damaged" in the stone pelting.
The state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
The FIR filed by the state police names no accused but states that a company of 10 Garhwal led by Major Aditya was on its way for official duty when it was attacked by an "unruly mob with stones."
Police has filed an FIR under sections 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others), 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Ranbir Penal Code, which is similar to the Indian Penal Code but applicable only in Jammu and Kashmir.



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