Indian Army Officer Allegedly Planted Weapons on Kashmiri Civilians

An Indian army officer and two other civilians allegedly planted weapons on Kashmiri civilians in a staged encounter, police said on Sunday.

An Indian army officer and two other civilians allegedly planted weapons on Kashmiri civilians in a staged encounter, police said on Sunday. 

Police said that the laborers who were tagged as militants in the controversial staged encounter in July were murdered by Captain Bhoopendra Singh and two others. 

“They deliberately and purposefully chose not to follow SOPs, they planted illegally acquired weapons and material on their dead bodies after stripping them of their identities and tagged them as hardcore terrorists in possession of war-like stores and deliberately providing false information to colleagues and seniors,” the charge stated. 

The victims, Abrar Ahmed, 25,  Imtiyaz Ahmed, 20 and Mohammed Ibrar, 16 were killed after the army claimed that they were ‘militants’ who started a gun fight. 

According to the families of the victims, they were only traveling to the town of Shopian to find work. 

Singh is now under Army custody while the two civilians are already under police custody. 


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