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Shopian firing case: SC extends protection granted to Major Aditya

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Srinagar: Supreme Court of India Monday granted extension in protection to Major Aditya in the Shopian firing case till August 21.

Three civilians were killed when Army personnel fired at protesters in Ganovpora village of Shopian on January 27 this year, prompting the then chief minister to order an inquiry into the incident.

Official sources said that while hearing a petition by Aditya’s father Karamveer sing, Supreme Court has extended the protection granted to Major Aditya in the case till August 21.

On February 8, 2018, Lt. Col. Karamveer Singh said his son, a Major in the 10 Garhwal Rifles, has been “wrongly and arbitrarily” named in the FIR.

The father of Army officer Aditya Kumar, named as an accused in an FIR filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for opening fire at protestors in Shopian district and killing three of them, had moved the Supreme Court seeking an order to quash the proceedings.

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