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JKP seeks sanction to prosecute 23 army men involved in the ‘custodial death’ of lecturer

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has sought sanction to prosecute 23 army men for their involvement in the death of a 30-year old lecturer, who was allegedly beaten to death in custody during the 2016 uprising.

The sanction which cops are seeking has to be sought as it’s a requirement under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

SSP of Awantipora Mohammad Zahid told the Indian Express, that the forces cooperated in the probe and allowed investigators to record statements. He also informed that the special investigation team completed the probe in two weeks.

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