Shopian civilian killings: Govt wants to push the incident into cold storage, says Omar

Srinagar: National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that the state government has come under pressure after it told the Supreme Court that Major Aditiya has not been named in the FIR lodged in Shopian incident in which three civilians were murdered.

The Former Chief Minister also accused that the government wants to put the incident into cold storage.

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Omar also pointed out that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the assembly said something else and told the Supreme Court something else.

“CM had made commitment inside assembly. What will happen to it? Since CM had not made it once, but twice she said that FIR will be taken to its logical conclusion. But, totally different thing was said in Supreme Court. Certainly state government has come under pressure to put this incident into cold storage”.

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The former CM, which talking about the incident which happened in Pahnoo, in which four civilians were killed, including two militants, said that the truth should come out an an impartial inquiry should be ordered into the incident.

“We have only said that there should be an enquiry in a proper way. Since, there was contradiction in the versions of Army and state government and there was a difference in the two versions. People want that reality should be put in front of them…,” Omar said.

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On Ganowpora killings, Omar said: “FIR is with everybody. This is an age of social media. These are the times when everyone gets the copy of FIR. It is not like old times. Everybody knows what has written in it”, Omar said adding “I am surprised over the government’s reply in Supreme Court”.

Earlier, an FIR was lodged in Ganowpora firing incident which mentioned the Army’s 10 Garhwal unit and named Major Aditya in the FIR. The case was registered under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 336 (endangering life).

However, the Apex Court stayed the probe and said that the police cannot treat Major Aditiya as a ‘criminal’.

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