Shopian Firing Case: SC stays FIR Against Major Aditya

Last Updated: Monday, February 12, 2018, 23:09 Supreme Court has put on hold any action against Major Aditya quashing the FIR registered against him in Kashmir. Hearing the petition filed by Major Aditya`s father Lieutenant Colonel Karamveer Singh, the Apex court ruled that no coercive action will be taken against the army. The Supreme Court also issued a notice to the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government and sought a response within two weeks in this regard.
Lt Col Karamveer Singh`s counsel had knocked the Apex court`s doors seeking relief from the FIR filed against the Army. Singh had demanded quashing of FIR against Major Aditya. He claimed that petition was submitted for protecting the morale of the soldiers of Indian Army, who are facing all odds in performance of their bonafide duties and laying their lives in the line of duty and to uphold the dignity of the Indian flag.
Army has also maintained that the FIR against Major was not justified as firing was undertaken as a last resort to control a savage and violent mob in Mumbai, ex-army personnel staged a protest against the filing of FIR against Major Aditya. The FIR was filed against Major Aditya on 27th January in Shopian district as the army convoy led by him was attacked by a violent mob of stone pelters.
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