JK News Today

Srinagar,  September 18

The inquiry ordered by the Army into the Amshipora operation in Shopian on July 18 this year, in which a claim was made about killing three militants, has concluded that  “powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded”.

The Army release states , ” The inquiry ordered by the Army authorities into Op Amshipora has been concluded. The inquiry has brought out certain prima facie evidence indicating that during the operation, powers vested under the AFSPA 1990 were exceeded and the Do’s and Don’ts of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) as approved by the Hon’ble Supreme Court have been contravened. Consequently, the competent disciplinary authority has directed to initiate disciplinary proceedings under the Army Act against those found prima-facie answerable.

The evidence collected by the inquiry has prima-facie indicated that the three unidentified terrorists killed in Op Amshipora were Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohd Ibrar, who hailed from Rajouri. Their DNA report is awaited. Their involvement with terrorism or related activities is under investigation by the police.

Indian Army is committed to ethical conduct of operations. Further updates on the case will be given periodically without affecting due process of the law of the land”.

After the killing of three in an encounter on July 18, their families from Rajouri claimed the deceased may be their missing kin and demanded DNA testing.