Shopian firing case: SC restrains J&K police from taking coercive steps against Major Aditya | India News
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket at present restrained J&Ok police from taking any coercive step in opposition to Main Aditya Kumar who was booked for firing on stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian.
This implies neither Maj Aditya Kumar could be known as for interrogation nor he could be arrested by the J&Ok police within the Shopian incident FIR.
As we speak, the apex court docket directed the J&Ok authorities to file response in two weeks to the petition filed by Lt Col Karamveer Singh, father of Maj Aditya Kumar, in search of quashing of the Shopian FIR.
SC additionally requested lawyer normal Ok Ok Venugopal to help the court docket within the case and specify the Centre’s stand on the difficulty of lodging of FIRs in opposition to military males by state police in incidents relating of operation.
Earlier, the plea, filed by Vineet Dhanda, an advocate, had stated route be given to the Jammu and Kashmir authorities to not withdraw the circumstances in opposition to 9,730 individuals allegedly concerned in stone-pelting incidents and present seriousness within the circumstances registered in opposition to the offenders or stone pelters within the Kashmir Valley.
The petition was talked about earlier than a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud which stated it might hear it on February 12.
It additionally sought a route for an inquiry by a sitting excessive court docket choose into the FIR registered in opposition to personnel of 10 Garhwal Rifles, together with Main Aditya Kumar, beneath sections 302 (homicide) and 307 (try and homicide) of the Ranbir Penal Code at Shopian police station in Kashmir on January 27.
It stated that such circumstances be allowed to achieve to the pure conclusion after trial.
The plea stated that severe efforts by the Military have shattered the morale of terrorists, who at the moment are utilizing the Valley’s youths to assault defence personnel with stones.
It stated given the unabated terror actions within the Valley, the Military has to safeguard itself.
“The query of the morale of the Military is essential. False circumstances are registered in opposition to Military personnel, which ends up in severe demoralisation,” it stated.
(With inputs from companies)