Shopian killing: Army not to set up any inquiry against Major Aditya

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Meanwhile, a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Khawateen Markaz led by party Chairperson, Yasmeen Raja, visited Soura Medical Institute in Srinagar and enquired about the health of Sumera, Saima and other youth who were critically injured in the indiscriminate firing of the Indian troops in Shopian.

"It is unfortunate that FIR has been lodged against army unit and Major and no FIR has been registered against stone pelters", Gupta said.

Following the incident, an FIR was registered against two army officers by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

The strong reactions from Swamy came in view of an announcement by J&K Chief Minister that the case against those (Army personnel) involved in firing on protesters in Shopian that left two civilians dead will be taken to a "logical conclusion". The Chief Minister said in the Assembly that her Government had filed the FIR only after consulting the Defence Minister. A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) accompanying the convoy was hit on his head and fell unconscious suffering serious injury.

"The Army's version, eyewitness accounts and the statements of those who lost their near and dear ones would be included", Vaid said in a press conference.

"Police had advised the Army not to take thre Ganowpora route".

His death is likely to further strain relations between the PDP and its coalition partner, the BJP, that had demanded the withdrawal of an FIR filed against the Army in the incident.

Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Devraj Anbu today said that the Army opened fire into a crowd in Shopian on January 27 in self-defence and in the face of the "ultimate provocation" by a stone-pelting crowd, reported ANI.

The youth was finally laid to rest amid sobs and tears, they added. It also said that seven soldiers were injured and 11 vehicles damages in the mob attack. The counter-FIR was filed against unknown persons, they said. Within in no time their numbers swelled to 200-250. "The mob tried to lynch the individual and snatch his weapon", Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told the Indian Express.

This version is the gist of the cross-FIR and the officials maintained that the Army also mentioned in the report that it followed the standard operating procedure to warn the protesters.