Shopian Firing: Army files counter FIR and says it was self defence

Shopian Firing: Army files counter FIR and says it was self defence

Today the Army filed countered the FIR that lodged by Jammu and Kashmir police over the killing of two Shopian district civilians. As per the reports, the Army reacted to the FIR which filed against the Army personnel including an officer of Major rank in the connection of firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district where two protestors killed. As per the reports, the Northern Army Commander Lt. Gen Devraj Anbu said that firing had done in the self-defence, and the investigation in the case would take out the truth. The Army officials claimed that they provoked to do firing in Shopian district.

On Saturday, Javaid Ahmad and Suhail Ahmad were killed in firing when the stone-pelting mob attacked Army convoy of 10 Garhwal Unit. Later police have lodged the FIR against Army personnel. Also, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti criticised Army for the civilians killing. As the BJP has demanded a withdrawal of FIR but CM Mufti said that investigation into the killings of civilians would be taken to logical conclusion. The firing in Shopian district has increased the death toll of Jammu and Kashmir.

In response to that FIR, Army said the personnel had fired over mob in self-defence after when the junior level officer felt unconscious following the mob attack. Another injured youth in security forces firing in Shopian district on Saturday has died today and takes the death toll of civilian death to three. As per the sources of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, the 19-year-old Rayees Ahmad admitted to the hospital on Saturday. He was also involved in the mob attack over the Security forces on Saturday. And leading to the civilians death police registered FIR against security forces. And Army filed another counter FIR, in this case, said it was self-defence and asked to investigate.

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